After the World Cup, Barcelona intends to take advantage of the break by negotiating and extending the contracts of the players who are approaching the end of their current contract.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona considers the renewal of key striker Ousmane Dembélé a priority and wants to keep him at the club until at least 2026.
With the World Cup just around the corner, Barcelona plan to make the most of the break and focus on negotiating and extending the contracts of players who are in the final stages of their current deals.
According to Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona see the renewal of key striker Ousmane Dembele as a top priority and want to keep him at the club until at least 2026.
The Frenchman was the subject of a long-running contract saga in the first half of 2022, as he and his agent hesitated to write a new deal, only to sign an extension after his previous deal ran out.
Dembélé signed just a two-year deal with a €50m release clause, meaning he will re-enter the final twelve months of his contract in 2023. And Barça are determined to avoid another soap opera and want to renew it as soon as possible. soon as possible.
The club’s intention is to lay the foundations for the extension as soon as possible and add two more years to Dembélé’s contract, at least, to keep him at the Spotify Camp Nou until 2026.
The player, for his part, would be open to such a possibility since he has the confidence of the coach, Xavi Hernández, as well as the club president, Joan Laporta.
Although there remains an element of inconsistency in his game, Dembélé has become one of Barcelona’s most important players under Xavi. The 25-year-old has racked up five goals and seven assists in 20 games in all competitions so far this season.
The coach continues to hold the French international in high regard and considers him a fundamental part of his project. Dembélé, for his part, has somewhat restored Xavi’s confidence in recent months, despite some ups and downs along the way.
With Barca seeing the renewal of the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner as a priority, it will be interesting to see how negotiations with his agent, Moussa Sissoko, progress in the coming months.