Ousmane Dembele Signs A New Contract
Ousmane Dembele finally agrees a new contract with Barcelona until 2024 after his deal not active since on June 30. FC Barcelona confirms the renewal via there social media. The Frenchman signs a new two years deal after staying previously for five years at Canp Nou. This brings an end to the Uncertainty and rumours about his career and future. Barcelona have been in talks with Dembele since the start of the 2021/22 season.
Ousmane Dembele Contract Issue
Different contract for Dembele and his agent. The French international and agent have rejected previous offers. Barca told him to find a new club in January after failing to strike an agreement over a renewal. They even left him out of the squad for two matches and threatened that he would be banished to the stands for the rest of the season if he stayed without signing a new contract. However, coach Xavi Hernandez, who has always maintained he wanted the French winger to stay, brought him back into the side in February despite opposition from within the club. Dembele, 25, who was initially with jeers by supporters upon his return. However, went on to play a key role as Barca climbed from ninth to second in LaLiga, ending the campaign with a league-high 13 assists.
Dembele Choosing Barcelona
The French international was linked to Paris Saint German and chelsea. He was technically a free agent in the month, but sources close to the player confirming he only wants Barcelona. Despite that, agreeing on the terms of a new deal had previously proved impossible, with Barca’s sporting director Mateu Alemany and Dembele’s agent Moussa Sissoko unable to reach a compromise. There was a breakthrough in recent days, though, and Dembele has finally agreed to commit his future to Barca for the next two years ahead of rejoining preseason training this week.
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Furthermore, Barcelona who recently confirmed the signing of Leeds United Raphinha will be looking to go into the season strongly. However, they’ve confirmed also the signing of Andreas Christiansen and Kessie. Any incomings at Camp Nou remain dependent on Barca selling another 15% stake in their domestic television rights. They sold 10% to global investment firm Sixth Street for over €200m on Thursday to cover losses across the 2021-22 campaign