Barcelona is in a big mess due to the Ousmane Dembele situation. The 24-year-old superstar who came in from Borussia Dortmund for over 100 million euros might leave the club on a free transfer at the end of the season and that will be a huge financial mishap for the club. The player was offered a new contract near the end of last year and it was expected that he would sign it and continue playing for the Blaugrana. However, the main problem that arose was the lower wages and he then refused to sign.
Barcelona striker trying to convince this player to stay at the club
In January it was announced that he would be sold by the club in order to avoid losing him for free, however, even though they did get a few bids, Dembele refused to leave. Now, this has become a very expensive problem for them as they have been paying the player’s salary as well and he will most likely leave in July. Xavi Hernandez likes the player and wants him to stay so there has been some communication on that end however, now it seems like even Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang wants him to say. He said, according to Fabrizio Romano,
“I’ve spoken with Ousmane Dembélé and him continuing here beyond this season is a decision he has to make, so let’s see…”
“I’d like Ousmane to stay and I’m very happy to play alongside him”_Source Twitter
According to the transfer specialist, the Gabonese striker has been in conversation with Dembele and is trying to convince him into staying. The player is finally playing consistently under Xavi and it will be a shame to see him leave now. The only way Barca will not lose money on this player is if he ends up renewing his contract. Although the manager wants him to stay, it will be extremely difficult to make that possible unless he agrees to reduce his demands.
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