Barcelona Star Agrees To A New Contract Deal After Months Of Negotiations. According to reports, French striker Ousmane Dembele has decided to extend his contract with Barcelona. The contract of the 24-year-old with the Catalan giants was slated to lapse at the completion of the season. Xavi Hernandez, according to Foot Mercato, is a great fan of the former Borussia Dortmund player. T he new manager was keen to persuade Dembele to extend his contract with the club. According to rumors, Ousmane Dembele is willing to extend his contract with the club after months of talks with his agents.
🚨🚨 Ousmane Dembélé has chosen to extend his contract with Barcelona.
His representatives were always up for listening to offers, but the Frenchman absolutely does not want to leave.
(Source: Foot Mercato) pic.twitter.com/JQGYRVyqSk
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In the summer of 2017, Barcelona signed Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund for £110 million. The Frenchman was viewed as the ideal successor for Neymar, who had left the club to join PSG the previous summer. Dembele had a difficult time with injuries and behavioral difficulties throughout his first three seasons at Barcelona, appearing in only 50 La Liga games. The 24-year-old, on the other hand, showed signs of his talents and was viewed as a huge asset by the club.
The winger was extensively connected with a move to Manchester United, but the transfer fell through. The French winger chose to remain at Barcelona and compete for a starting spot. Xavi and the club’s administrators regard Ousmane Dembele as the club’s future. After parting ways with Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann last summer, Barcelona was unable to find suitable successors. As a result, the club has been keen to persuade Dembele to sign a contract extension.
Barcelona, on the other hand, sees Dembele as one of the young players around whom the club may create a future squad. In recent years, the Catalan giants have fostered and provided opportunities to a number of youthful stars, including Gavi, Pedri, Ronald Araujo, and Nico Gonzalez.