Although it has not yet given up on Ousmane Dembélé, Barcelona admits that the renewal of the French international is quite complicated, after the last meeting held with Moussa Sissoko, the player’s representative.
Sources from the Barça entity confirmed that the meeting, which was held this Wednesday afternoon and in which it was intended to leave the agreement practically closed, did not develop as expected, and they were pessimistic about the continuity of Dembélé.
As reported by the journalist Gerard Romero, Sissoko conveyed the desire of his client to collect a gross salary of 40 million euros and a renewal bonus of another 20 million, figures far removed from what Barça is willing to offer him.
The club is disappointed with the attitude of Dembélé, who has been more news for being chained small lack of indiscipline and having been injured for half of the four and a half seasons he has been at Barcelona than for his performance on the pitch. And even so, the entity has decided to make it the philosopher’s stone of its new project.
Its president, Joan Laporta, has said of him that he is better than Kylian Mbappé, and his coach, Xavi Hernández, who under his command could become the best in the world in his position.
However, the constant demands of his representative when renewing his contract do not match the message of the French striker, who has always expressed to the coach and sports management his desire to continue at Barça.
The downward renewal of Dembélé is a strategic operation of the club, not only for the future but also for the present to lighten the salary mass and thus be able to register Ferran Torres in LaLiga.
But the Barça winger does not understand why he must now give in to his claims to help the club financially, when it has just spent 55 million euros plus variables to sign a footballer who also plays in the same position.
The fact is that, as of January 1, Ousmane Dembéle will enter his last six months of contract with Barcelona, which means that he will be able to negotiate freely with any other club. At Camp Nou they are aware that their renovation is more difficult than ever.
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