At FC Barcelona they are not optimistic at all. And it is that Ousmane Dembélé rejected the first renewal to extend the contract with the Blaugrana club for considering the offer "too low". Although Xavi Hernández has already declared that "he is an important player" and that "he may be one of the best in the world in his position" this does not quite convince the French winger.
Mundo Deportivo details that "the future of Ousmane Dembélé paints more and more away from FC Barcelona" as the player in turn is tempted by a new powerful player in world football: Newcastle United in the Premier League. Barça's "fear" that the player will leave for free has been known for a long time and now it is materializing more and more every day.
Newcastle would have on the table the best offer for Dembélé, the one that fulfills its financial demands: 15 million euros per season for the player for a minimum contract of 5 years plus another 15 million euros as a bonus for arriving for free, without further signing. a large sum for your agent. United is also interested, but far away.
At Barcelona they know that they cannot match this offer at all and despite everything, they continue to negotiate with the player's agent, Moussa Sissoko. On January 1, 2022, Dembélé will be free to negotiate with any club and eventually join as of July 1 of next year. However, from their environment they argue that the player wants a sustainable sports project rather than earn more.
Ousmane Demebele: Teams where he played
2014–2015 Rennes II 22 games, with 13 goals
2015–2016 Rennes 29 games, with 12 goals
2016–2017 Borussia Dortmund 50 games, with 10 goals
2017–Actual Barcelona 120 games, with 30 goals
Ousmane Dembele: Tournaments that he won
La Liga: 2017–18, 2018–19
Copa del Rey: 2017–18, 2020–21
Supercopa de España: 2018
FIFA World Cup: 2018