Ousmane Dembele opens up about his Barcelona future

Ousmane Dembele of FC Barcelona. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images)
Ousmane Dembele of FC Barcelona. (Photo by Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images) /

With the financial situation at Barcelona reaching a critical stage, many players are unsure about their future. However, one player who is still happy and willing to roll the dice on his Barca career is Ousmane Dembele. The French forward has been reportedly offered a new three years extension on his existing contract which is set to run out in 2022. This has not been confirmed by the player, who still claims that nothing has been discussed till now however, Dembele is optimistic about his career going forward.

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The 23-year-old winger had a difficult start to his Barcelona career due to injuries and performance issues. He was regarded as Neymar’s direct replacement but the huge amount of pressure put upon him from the beginning took its toll on him. He suffered a lot through injuries and last season he could only play nine matches in all competitions. Thus it is a relief for him as well as the club that he started to perform under Ronald Koeman and has even managed to propel himself into the first team.

Ousmane Dembele optimistic at Barcelona

With the player having scored 10 goals this season, we can say that he had moderate success although he has a long way to go if he is to be compared to names like Lionel Messi and Neymar. However, the club is happy with his progress and so is he. In a recent interview with BeInSports he said that he is happy at the club although no contract talks have been held. He said in the interview,

"“My future ? I still have a year of contract left. There hasn’t been a discussion with the club yet, I’m happy, and I feel good,”“Then there is the new president who has arrived and whom I do not know too well, but he is very close to the players. We’ll see how it goes.”Source Goal"

The player went on to talk about his troubling times with his injuries. He said that he suffered a lot then, both physically and mentally. However, he never let his injuries break his spirit and he kept on fighting and smiling. Now he has become a lot stronger, physically and it is very apparent on the field. He said jokingly,

"“I feel good since my return. Yes, it’s true that I stand up more to opponents. Clement [Lenglet] teases me by the way, telling me that I have to throw more punches!”"

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