Barca president Joan Laporta gave an update on Ousmane Dembele’s situation on Tuesday. The Blues winger is coming to the end of his contract in Catalonia. The Blaugrana club wants to expand it, but many clubs would like to recover it independently. What to doubt the 2018 world champion.
At a time when PSG are hanging on to Kylian Mbappe’s lips, Barca are waiting for Usman Dembele’s response. No two files on each side of the Pyrenees weigh the same. But the case of “Demboz” is one of the priority issues in Catalonia. After relaunching him since the start of the year, Xavi is looking to keep the winger for the France team, who will be out of contract next month. The 24-year-old dribbler, the best passer in La Liga (13), is currently analyzing his various options six months ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. And there is no shortage of it.
While Barca try to persuade him to extend, the former Dortmund player (admitted for €140 million in 2017) has been loved by several major European clubs. What does he have to suspect? “I think he would love to stay but he is very tempted by other options that he may consider better,” said Blaugrana club president Joan Laporta on Tuesday. Will give us an answer. We want the file to be settled but we can’t force it because Dembele is coming to the end of his contract.”
“Dembele has a good relationship with everyone”
After being kicked out last winter, Dembele managed to win hearts back at Camp Nou. “The coach (Xavi) and I love him. We made a huge effort to have him, confirms Laporta. I see him very comfortable. He has a good relationship with everyone at the club. Auba (Pierre-Emerick) Aubameyang, his former teammate at Dortmund, arrived, editor’s note), they are very good friends. They have representatives who control the situation, but I hope they stay. Otherwise, we will recruit to consolidate this position. will do. “
In addition to the Dembele affair, Laporta also spoke about the future of Daniel Alves. At 39 years old, the Brazilian team has put on some interesting performances since its return in November. There is no mention of his leadership and his contribution in the locker room. They may be offered additional freelance, at least until next January. “They have achieved the objectives. Now talks are on with the sports officials who will let me know about their decision,” Laporta said. I want him to continue. They have made a lot of effort not to penalize us on the issue of financial fair play. He is happy to play the World Cup with Brazil and if he continues with this attitude, he does not endanger the club’s accounts. we will see … “