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the future of Ousmane Dembele at FC Barcelona is in the air and its situation seems to be a volcano in full eruption and in the morning hours of this Thursday, the Sports Director He appeared before the press, precisely to the Blaugrana team to talk about the Frenchman and tell him and his agent that they will have to leave the club as soon as possible.
“The reality is that with Ousmane we began negotiations with his agents five months ago, during this time there has been continuous communication in which the club’s position has been to want his continuity“, added the Sporting Director, Mateu Alemany.
Despite the arduous negotiations, the Frenchman and his entourage have not given in their position, due to his enormous salary claim for the next five seasons. However, this did not go down well with the Barça leadership and the negotiations broke down in recent days.
“Different offers have been made to him, we have been very on top of this issue, we have done enough for the player to consider what he has to do with his future.Germany commented.
But Alemany and Joan Laporta have not been the only supporters of the Frenchman’s continuity, but also Xavi Hernández, who on certain occasions highlighted the importance of Dembélé in his sports project in the coming years.
Now, with the decision already made and without room for improvement, Alemany and company hope to close the attacker’s exit as soon as possible to act quickly in the market; either to replace his loss or continue betting on the quarry.
“We are 11 days away from the closing of the market and we understand that after all this process, the player has decided not to continue and what we want are players committed to Barcelona and both for his sake and for the club he has to leave as soon as possible possible”, pointed out the Sports Director.
The first sign of displeasure on the part of the Barça high command was the Frenchman’s absence from the squad for today’s Copa del Rey match against Athletic Club de Bilbao. On this, Alemany also supported Xavi Hernández.
“I think the coach’s technical decision is consistent with the club’s position and the sequence of events, and the fact that he is not called up is the logical consequence of a negotiation that has ended the player’s clear will not to continue”Germany finished.
In this way, the story of Dembélé and FC Barcelona seems to have come to an end and in the darkest way, since the striker did not meet expectations, due to his innumerable injuries. That is why the Frenchman will be marked as one of the worst signings in the club’s history.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.