Currently, Ousmane Dembele has entered the final year of his contract with Barca. If he does not intend to commit his future to the Nou Camp team, Dembele is completely free to negotiate with a foreign club in January.
Dembele is said to be enjoying a salary of £ 210,000 a week at Barca and has also just been handed the club’s number 7 shirt. This is the number that was vacated after compatriot and close friend Antoine Griezmann returned to play for Atletico Madrid on loan.
Ousmane Dembele recently changed to Barca’s number 7 shirt
Recently, Barca president Joan Laporta has confirmed that his team is taking another step in convincing Dembele to stay. Accordingly, football director Mateu Alemany is in the process of completing discussions with the French striker’s representative. They will have a meeting to finalize the terms of the new contract and Alemany is also said to have a very good relationship with Dembele’s agent.
“Mateu told me that a meeting with Dembele’s agent would be arranged,” Laporta told Diario Sport.
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“The relationship with Dembele is very good, he feels loved and we want him to stay.”
“Dembele told me that he really wants to get back on the pitch and put on a Barca shirt. With everyone’s help we will make sure that Dembele, a player with great skill, will get back to playing and playing regularly. Make sure the bad moments don’t happen again.”
Before that, the French striker continued to suffer a knee injury at Euro 2020
“Barca has a plan to make sure that Dembele will be able to showcase his talent and qualities,” Laporta confirmed.
At this time, Dembele is still unable to play for Barca at the beginning of the new season. The 24-year-old striker is still recovering from a knee injury suffered during the match between France and Hungary at Euro 2020.