Ousmane Dembele arrived at Barcelona as this skinny, unpolished burgeoning youngster with tremendous potential. He needed the right incubator to unlock himself and transform into the world-class player he was destined to become.
Injuries disabled his progress and ultimately he had three injury-ravaged seasons at Barcelona. It is now that Dembele is finally free from the clutches of injury and is able to fly again. A situation arises for Dembele and Barcelona – his renewal. The Frenchman will enter the final 12 months of his deal this summer and the Blaugrana wish to renew him as he remains part of the project.
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Dembele is happy under Ronald Koeman as he enjoys an extended run of games and features as one of the most important players in the side. However, with just over 12 months left on his deal, clubs around him are encircling to lure the 23-year-old away from Camp Nou. Manchester United made several attempts last summer but they failed.
Until the last season, Dembele was a commodity Barca were willing to exchange or offload because of the injuries and lack of attitude. However, this season’s displays may have done enough to remind the Catalans that Dembele still has the flair and explosiveness that made them fall in love with him while he was at Dortmund. But, clubs are lurking around the 23-year-old.
Manchester United and Juventus want Barcelona attacker Ousmane Dembele
A total of four clubs are tracking Dembele’s contract situation. According to Mundo Deportivo, Juventus and Manchester United have already made contact with the agent of Dembele and made their admiration for the player known.
Meanwhile, PSG and Liverpool are also in the hunt. The Bianconeri wants to rejuvenate their squad, especially their attack and would like to have a profile such as Dembele in their ranks. Juventus and Barcelona have a healthy business relationship that was established during the exchange deal of Arthur and Miralem Pjanic.
Manchester United tried to take Dembele on loan with a buy clause but Barcelona refused to let their speedster leave. The Red Devils could be staring at the departure of Edinson Cavani and eye Dembele as the candidate to bolster the attack.
PSG’s priority remains the renewal of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar but if one of these superstars leave, the Ligue 1 giants remain attentive to Dembele and could possibly conjure up an attempt to sign the Frenchman.
As for Barcelona, there is surely some uncertainty regarding Dembele’s contract and Joan Laporta wants to resolve it as soon as possible. If the former Borussia Dortmund man doesn’t agree to the conditions for renewal, Barca way entertain a sale this summer to avoid losing him for free. From the look of it, Dembele looks rejoiced and motivated to continue at Barcelona but this is football and nothing is set in stone, things could change very quickly.
Will the Blaugrana manage to renew Ousmane Dembele amidst interest from multiple clubs?