Ousmane Dembele has once again made the headlines for his long-standing contract stand-off between him and the club. The French winger has been on a good run of form lately, after getting back in the first-team, spotting on the right-wing, and showing why exactly he was so highly touted and admired by clubs around the world.
However, he is in the final year of his contract and is set to become a free agent. Negotiations between club and player have dragged on for what seems like an eternity. He was all set to jump ship in January, almost joining French giants PSG, but the move broke down at the last minute, so he decided to buckle up, and produce his best form in years for the club.
The Current Contract Situation Of Ousmane Dembele At Barcelona
Amid the recent run of good form for Barcelona, his agent had hinted that his client will be willing to sign an extension, and even take a wage cut from his exorbitant current salary of £350,000-a-week, if his client is granted a bonus in his contract. This has not gone down well with the Barca hierarchy, who believe that the agent is holding the club ransom on the back of such a demand.
The club and the agent of Ousmane Dembele, Moussa Sissoko met earlier this month in Marrakesh, with club director Mateu Alemany representing Barca in the negotiations. Both sides ended the talks with a stalemate, with both sides adamant about dragging their heels over this matter.
This is a key summer for Barcelona, with a number of key players eligible for contract extensions, they cannot afford to keep this going. If the player is not interested, they should let the player go. The attacker will surely have a lot of offers for his services. Xavi and the Barcelona management will not want to spoil the culture at the club that they are trying so hard to improve, just for a player like Ousmane Dembele.
What do you the fans think of this whole situation? Should Barcelona tie down Ousmane Dembele to an extension?