Ousmane Dembele is nearing the final month of his current term. So, Barcelona’s window of opportunity to secure a new agreement with him is rapidly shrinking.
There have been many meetings between the club authorities and the player’s camp to find a solution to the problem. Nevertheless, there has been very little progress. The two sides continue to be rather far apart in discussions.
After presenting Dembele and his representatives with their most recent contract offer, Barcelona is reportedly waiting for a response from Dembele and his entourage.
What is FC Barcelona planning to do?
However, the Frenchman’s agents are keeping their fingers crossed for a better offer from the club. Barcelona has pulled the “economic levers” to enhance their club’s financial standing.
After deciding to sell a 25 per cent part in the broadcasting rights as well as a 49.9 per cent ownership in Barca Licensing & Merchandising, the Catalans are indeed considering the possibility of obtaining a financing of 740 million euros.
According to the report, Dembele’s agent, Sissoko, was informed in previous meetings that the club would be open to improving the contract offer if they were to receive a financial boost. This would enable them to meet the winger’s demands to some extent.
In addition, there is no problem with the renewal bonus that the forward is requesting. They do, however, demand an increase in the salaries that are being provided. This is especially because the winner of the 2018 FIFA World Cup has offers on the table from other teams that are far more profitable.
Despite the imminent funding that will come from the CVC agreement and the BLM sales, Barcelona has said that they do not intend to enhance their offer for the 25-year-old player. They will not be submitting a better bid for the player.
Will Ousmane Dembele leave?
As things stand, there hasn’t been much of a shift in the circumstance. If things continue as they are, the Frenchman may wind up leaving Barcelona.
It is quite impressive how Xavi has handled the situation with winger Ousmane Dembele. This is particularly in light of the events that took place during the transfer window in January. After the Frenchman was told to leave, the manager took him under his wing. He worked to get the most positive result that could have been achieved.
Because of this, the player who will be leaving the team is tremendously appreciative of how Xavi handled the difficult situation both on and off the field. After all, the manager deserves praise for particular recognition due to the remarkable reversal in his fortune.