Dembele in the high of the storm

Ousmane Dembélé

Since the beginning of the season, Ousmane Dembele’s situation has dominated the headlines. His contract could not be renewed since he failed to negotiate a new deal within Barcelona’s terms. In 2016, Barcelona paid Borussia Dortmund €140 million to acquire him. Since being sidelined by injury, he hasn’t lived up to his astronomically high transfer fee.

According to @tjuanmarti, Barcelona will have spent at least €179 million on Dembele. Every goal he scores is worth €5.7 million, every minute he spends on the field is worth €23,000, and each game is worth €1.4 million. Barcelona, on the other side, is sick of him; despite being one of the highest-paid players in the squad, he makes little or no contribution to the team.

Unrealistic Demands

Dembelé reportedly wants €200 million in gross over five years, plus €20 million in agent commissions and €20 million in player commissions, according to current speculations. Barça, on the other hand, doubts that another team will be able to compensate them. Dembelé, who was unable to leave the team in January, will be able to do so for free this summer.

According to multiple sources, the club offered Dembele to several European clubs, including Tottenham Hotspur, PSG, and others. But he refused to sign with any of them. However, His agent is also stopping Barcelona from re-signing him.

Player agents wield far too much influence. On the other hand, the clubs are unable to make any public statements to maintain good relations with them. In today’s sport, agents wield so much power that it is posing severe problems for clubs.

Dembele has been kept out of the Blaugrana’s last two games, indicating that he is no longer a key player for the Catalan giant.

What now?

After failing to extend Dembele’s contract with the Catalan giants, Xavi must decide whether to keep him on the pitch or bench him till the end of the season. In the previous transfer window, Barcelona, on the other hand, produced a flurry of fantastic additions. Players like Ferran Torres, who joined Barcelona from Manchester City and has made a substantial impact on the squad.

Adama Traore’s signing, on the other hand, sends a strong message to Ousmane Dembele since he possesses Dembele’s abilities: he’s a good dribbler and a one-on-one player.

Aubameyang, on the other hand, was the last player to join the Catalan giant in this transfer window. After signing the Gabonese striker from Arsenal, Xavi is happy with his performance.
Finally, all of these new arrivals demonstrate that Barcelona has capable attacking players capable of competing in the Spanish Liga, Copa Del Ray, and Europa League, and Xavi must determine whether Dembele should be benched.

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