Returned to the fore with FC Barcelona, Ousmane Dembélé could extend the adventure in Catalonia. According to the local press, the Catalan club intend to extend the lease of the French striker whose contract runs until 2022.
While he has known ups and downs since arriving in Barcelona in the summer of 2017, Ousmane Dembélé finally seems to be finding a balance lately. The only scorer in the match against Real Valladolid (1-0) this weekend, the French striker enjoys the confidence of Ronald Koeman and would have convinced the Barcelona board to activate to extend it.
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Under contract until June 2022 with the Catalan club, Ousmane Dembélé could extend the adventure in the coming weeks while the local press reports that FC Barcelona intends to extend the Frenchman for three more years, that is to say until June 2025.
The club culé should advance its pawns in the coming weeks while its will is to find an agreement as soon as possible with the former Rennais. Mundo Deportivo confides that FC Barcelona wants to settle the case before the start of the Euro for which Ousmane Dembélé is applying when he found the selection at the last meeting of the Blues.
A sale envisaged this summer if no agreement is found
Like a certain Kylian Mbappé with PSG, Ousmane Dembélé sees his extension become a major issue before entering his last year of contract with FC Barcelona next season.
Also according to information from the Catalan press, Barça intends to offer a new contract to its player with an evolving salary that would climb over the years. A solution that is essential in view of the club’s limited financial leeway, which is facing colossal debts.
Ousmane Dembélé would feel very good in Barcelona and the wish to continue the adventure under the Catalan tunic would be mutual. But if an agreement was slow to be found, Barca would be forced to place him on the market this summer for fear of losing him freely in the summer of 2022.
The local press reports that Manchester United, Chelsea or even Juventus are monitoring his situation closely.