After Dembélé refused to renew his contract in June, the Frenchman’s future seemed clear. First, Barcelona tried to find a hasty exit, but the winger refused to negotiate a transfer in the winter transfer window and preferred to wait to play his cards in order to leave for free in the summer.
Since then, there have been rumors about which team will be chosen by the player to continue his career after his time at Barca. The latest reports suggested that PSG was the one in the best position to take the French pearl.
However, we must be prepared for any scenario, and the player’s last performances, coupled with the confidence that Xavi has shown in him, has made some media advance the possibility that “Mosquito” reconsider and finally accept to renew, although currently there is no such renewal offer from Barça.
According to Marca, if at the end of the season the Frenchman shows interest in renegotiating his contract with the club, Barcelona will have to face a very delicate decision: renew Dembélé or sign Adama.
The club’s economic situation does not allow it to face both operations, so the club should choose between the Frenchman and the Spaniard. Dembélé would not entail any transfer costs, as it is a renewal. However, the purchase option for Adama is 30 million euros, which is a considerable amount for the Blaugranas.
Dembélé’s performance on the field is superior. According to Transfermarkt he is the team’s top assist man (along with Alba) and his recent performances have confirmed him as one of the team’s attacking references, but Adama’s confidence and commitment to join Xavi’s project should also be valued, and he is a player that the coach could take advantage of in the future.
In addition, it should be noted that Adama’s deal could become cheaper if Wolverhampton exercise their option to buy Trincao, which is also worth 30 million.
Will Barcelona offer Dembélé a renewal? Who would you choose?