Ousmane Dembele’s Barcelona contract expires next month and it is unclear whether he will continue his career at the Camp Nou, with Manchester United reportedly interested.
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The Barcelona The 25-year-old winger is out of contract in June and has a good resume: he won two La Liga titles, two Spanish Cups, the World Cup, the German Cup and the Spanish Super Cup. However, he has struggled with injury, playing just 150 club games over the last five years.
Despite this, Dembélé is still one of the most promising wingers in European football. Barcelona paid Borussia Dortmund £135.5m to bring the French international to Camp Nou in the summer of 2017 and want to keep him in Spain.
However, Barcelona are struggling to agree an extension with Dembélé, according to Spanish media. SPORT. The Catalan heavyweights have made progress in their negotiations, reaching ‘small agreements’, but have not resolved the main sticking points.
The door to the Camp Nou remains open for Dembélé but, if Barcelona can’t tie him down, a number of Europe’s top clubs are ready to attack. PSG were leading the race for his signing, although it seems that they are no longer interested in bringing him to France.
According to Le Parisien via Receive French football newsThe new sports director of PSG, Luis Campos, does not want to sign Dembélé. Campos is said to be worried about the player’s injury history and attitude, and doesn’t think his talent is worth the risk.
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Dembélé was reportedly in talks to join PSG before former sporting director Leonardo was sacked from his post. The Brazilian world champion was re-elected by the French club in July 2019, but he has failed to bring them to Champions League glory.
That leaves us with Man Utd, who have offered Dembele a contract worth between £8.4m and £12.5m per season, according to El Chiringuito journalist Dario Montero via The express. If true, the player could earn more than £240,000 a week at Old Trafford.
Man Utd has been linked to Dembélé for more than a year. Reports from last summer suggested that the Red Devils pulled out of a deal to sign the player after he suffered a knee injury while playing for France at Euro 2020. They signed Jadon Sancho instead.
“We all know talent, there’s no doubt about that,” Man Utd icon ferdinand river said BT Sport in January while talking about Dembélé. “The talent that we saw in France and then in Dortmund, has never been able to replicate that form here consistently.
“He needs games, he needs a level of games to sustain that. But [manager] Xavi is showing faith. That’s the important part, giving him confidence. When he’s confident…he’s almost unplayable at times. The way he can dribble, go both ways, it’s exciting to watch.
“He has that touch that not many wingers in the world have on a consistent basis. But the key word there is consistency, he has to bring that into his game.”