According to recent reports, Ousmane Dembele agreed terms on a new two-year deal at Barcelona. But now he must wait to see if Mateu Alemany gives the renewal the green light. The Frenchman, is close to extending his stay at Barca after finally agreeing terms.
However, it seems that Barcelona are now making the Frenchman wait before deciding whether to go ahead with the renewal.
It’s not clear if Barca are waiting for the second financial lever to be activated or possibly to see what happens with Raphinha.
✍️ (DEMBELE): Barcelona and Dembele are really close to finding full agreement on the renewal, matter of details.
• New deal depends on Barça's green light. Decision now up to Barcelona, more than Dembélé.#FCB 🇨🇵
— Barça Buzz (@Barca_Buzz) July 8, 2022
Dembele’s new contract will include him taking a 40% pay cut and earn a salary similar to that of Ansu Fati if all goes ahead.
RMC Sport are reporting that the decision on whether Dembele stays at Barcelona or not now rests with Mateu Alemany.
The sporting director has previously spoken about Dembele and struggled to hide his frustration at the forward.
“Dembele’s future is known (only) by him and his agents,” he said. “I have my own personal opinion on this but it’s not relevant. There is now news, the same as the last six or seven months.
The 25-year-old has now been a free agent for a week but it’s still not clear where he will be playing his football next season.