Ousmane Dembélé comes to the end of his contract in Barcelona. From January 1, the French will be able to sign a contract, effective from July 1, where he wishes without the club having to pay transfer compensation. According to Mundo Deportivo, Manchester United are very interested in the services of the 24-year-old, himself tempted by a Premier League adventure after his lackluster experience in Catalonia due to injuries.
The interest of the English club is not new. A loan offer had been made in October 2020. The operation could have been done if the player had renewed his contract, which was not done.
He could therefore leave for free to Manchester United, but Ousmane Dembélé is still interested in Barça who would try to extend his contract. Despite the player’s punctuality problems, Xavi appreciates Dembélé and counts on him for the reconstruction of the club. « In his post, if he works hard and feels good, he is the best player in the world. It depends on him. For me, his renewal is a priority. I want him to extend at Barça because he has extraordinary talent. «
An extension for a better start?
If the talent of the French does not pose a question, his physique and his lack of discipline do not plead in his favor. After arriving late for Xavi’s first practice last week, Dembélé signaled himself the wrong way again this week by arriving after the requested time again. According to the TV3 channel, the French international confused the training schedules. Thinking that the session was scheduled for the afternoon, he was not present at the start of training. Some of his teammates called him while he was at home. Dembélé therefore necessarily arrived late.
If the Frenchman were to finally extend at Barça, he would probably not last long, he who has played only 25 minutes since the start of the season. But after Messi’s free departure and in view of the financial difficulties, the club probably do not want to part with the French without getting a certain amount in exchange.