Barcelona have issued a recent ultimatum to Ousmane Dembele, giving the ahead till Christmas Day to simply accept their newest contract supply.
Dembele’s present deal expires on the finish of the season and if a brand new deal will not be agreed by the New Yr, he’ll have the ability to hammer out a pre-contract settlement with international golf equipment.
Barça have been making an attempt to increase Dembele’s keep at Camp Nou for a while and initially needed a the participant to make a decision by 15 December.
With that deadline handed, Mundo Deportivo report that the membership will now give Dembele till Christmas Day to determine his future.
Each new head coach Xavi and president Joan Laporta are desperate to tie down the Frenchman on a long-term deal.
In his first deal with to the membership’s supporters, Xavi claimed that Dembele may turn into the perfect in his place in world soccer, and Laporta echoed these glowing evaluations not too long ago, revealing his perception that the participant was higher than Kylian Mbappe.
Regardless of these endorsements Dembele has principally underwhelmed since arriving at Barcelona for nearly £150m in 2017. A mix of obvious ailing self-discipline and accidents have seen the wideman register simply 30 targets and 25 assists in 125 video games.
It’s thought that Dembele’s agent, Moussa Sissoko, is the one holding up the contract extension. He’s remaining tight-lipped over whether or not his shopper desires to stay on the membership and Barça are shedding endurance – therefore the (second) ultimatum.
Even when Dembele does pen recent phrases, the Blaugrana want to herald reinforcements in January. Strengthening up entrance is Xavi’s precedence they usually have already been linked with a number of high-profile targets.
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