January 21, 2022

Barcelona Show Dembele an Exit Door

Barcelona’s sporting director, Mateu Alemany, has confirmed that the club have decided to allow Ousmane Dembele to leave Camp Nou.

On Monday, 17 January, reports surfaced online claiming that Dembele and Barca were struggling to agree on contract extension terms, which saw the 24-year-old winger given 48 hours to decide his future.

Per reports, Dembele is demanding around £700,000 a week, which is way higher than his current £287,000 per week.

The decision to terminate the player’s contract six months before its expiry date has drawn the wrath of the Spanish PFA, saying that forcing Dembele to leave is in breach of his “labour rights.”

According to the club, the player was given sufficient time to make a decision and has turned down their contract ultimatum.

Alemany said: “We started negotiating with Ousmane’s agents some six months ago. He has been offered different deals, we have been on top of the situation. I believe it’s been long enough for the player to decide where his future lies.

He added: “There are 11 days left in the January transfer window for registering players, our understanding is after this lengthy process, the player has decided he wants to leave and clearly we have informed him that we want players who are committed to Barca and Barca’s future.”

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