Ousmane Dembele’s contract with FC Barcelona expires in the summer, according to Barca President Joan Laporta, the Frenchman can imagine leaving.
FC Barcelona president Joan Laporta told Radio Catalunya that Ousmane Dembele “is tempted to leave Barcelona, but we still hope he stays with us.”
Dembele’s contract with the Catalans expires this summer. After another collaboration was already off the table in winter, all options are open again since Xavi’s arrival as head coach.
“He wants to stay, but he’s very attracted to other offers that offer better conditions,” Laporta told Spanish radio. “Our offer has been around for a long time and his agents have asked us for time until the end of the season, which is next week.”
Dembele: Bayern Munich seems interested too
Barcelona continue to do everything they can to keep the Frenchman in the Spanish sun: “The coach and I like him and we tried very hard to keep him,” said Laporta.
The Catalans remain in a financially tricky situation, according to Xavi players have to be sold before new ones can come. Should a contract extension not come about, according to Laporta, interested parties would be queuing up. FC Bayern is also said to be considering making a contract offer to Dembele.