In a position of strength for months regarding a possible extension to FC Barcelona, Ousmane Dembélé is now hanging on the decision of the Catalan club. The latter took control of the negotiations.
Ousmane Dembélé is no longer under contract with FC Barcelona. Since June 30, the lease of the tricolor international within the Blaugrana club has come to an end. For many long months, the two parties discuss. Faced with the gluttony of Moussa Sissoko, the player’s agent, who demanded an XXL salary for his client, Barça said no for a long time and the negotiations were even frozen for a time, suggesting that the departure of Dembélé was inevitable. But lately, things went in a common direction for the striker and the club, so much so that an agreement has practically been reached. And the balance of power to switch.
Transfer specialist, Fabrizio Romano confirmed Friday evening that this famous agreement long awaited by the Catalan management was about to be validated. While Ousmane Dembélé had his hands on the file during all the negotiations, sometimes going so far as to exasperate President Joan Laporta and the rest of his leadership, it is now FC Barcelona who have the cards in hand. The journalist mentions it himself and indicates that ” it’s up to Barca to decide if they want to sign him or not“.
Another player in the waiting room
Given the energy and the will displayed for so long by the Catalans to manage to solve the file and keep their player, it is difficult to imagine a sudden reversal of the jacket at the very moment when they touch their Grail. But as often in this kind of case, nothing is certain until the initials are affixed to the bottom of the document. Ousmane Dembélé is also not the only one waiting since Raphinha is also getting closer to the Blaugrana entity. Fabrizio Romano adds that Barca are currently talking with Leeds and that Raphinha is patient.