French representative Ousmane Dembelé is ready to leave FC Barcelona and travel for a new challenge. According to reports from Spain, he plans to reject a contract that expires at the end of the season.
Barcelona cost a lot of money in August 2017, when it was bought from the German Borussia Dortmund for 105 million euros, while it is necessary to add about 40 million euros in additional bonuses.
Ousmane Dembelé however, he was unable to prove his full potential in the “Blaugranas” jersey in 4.5 years, as he is constantly struggling not only with injuries but also in an unbalanced form.
Still only 24 years old, the Frenchman also regularly fights a wave of criticism from fans or the media, and most recently he even had to be fined by coach Xavi for arriving late for training. Although the new helmsman Barcy wants to keep the young Frenchman in the club, the native of Vernon is said to have other plans.
Dembelė’s contract will expire at the Camp Nou stadium as early as next summer, and according to reports from Spain, the fast-legged right wing is not interested in extending the contract for another period. As he writes in Spanish Sports World, Dembele could get free English Newcastle United, who is ready to significantly rebuild his staff after the arrival of the extraordinarily rich owner.
The club’s new management is reportedly offering it to Dembele 15 million a year, which is 5 more than it currently has in Barcelona. The Frenchman is to receive another 15 million as a transfer bonus. Officially, the “magpies” can agree with the player on the summer arrival on January 1, which will be exactly half a year after the expiration of his contract in the capital of Catalonia.
FC Barcelona, led by Xavi Hernández, is working together to persuade Dembelé to sign an extension, but the club is said to be unable to compete with the conditions offered by Newcastle. According to some reports, Manchester United is also interested in the services of the French representative, but his offer is not as lucrative as Dembele’s English competitor attracts.
Ousmane Dembele played 121 matches in FC Barcelona in 4.5 years, scored 30 goals and passed on to 21. He enjoyed two championship titles with the club, the same number of triumphs in the Spanish Royal Cup, and once raised the Spanish Super Cup. With France, he won the title of world champion in 2018.
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