Joan Laporta, the president of FC Barcelona, spoke of his desire to see Ousmane Dembélé extend his lease with Catalan training.
Having started his last year of contract with the Barça, the French world champion has still not said yes for an extension. Not lacking in courtiers especially in the Premier League, Ousmane Dembele continues to negotiate with Barça leaders. Asked about this, Joan Laporta will say at the microphone of the Cadena COPE : ” Dembélé’s extension is going slower than we wanted. But we are still working on it. We want Ousmane to stay, he could be a key player if we come to an agreement. “
This clear positioning of the boss of Barça comes to consolidate Xavi, the new coach of the Catalan formation. The latter had also expressed his desire to see Ousmane Dembélé register over time in Catalonia. ” He told me he’s happy here. I hope to be able to renew his contract, he is a footballer capable of making a difference in the years to come “, He had confided, a few days ago, in front of the press.
For his part, the former striker of Borussia Dortmund give himself time to decide. In a strong position at the negotiating table and able to discuss with the club of his choice from 01er January, the Frenchman was not convinced by FC Barcelona’s latest proposal. The two parties have set a new meeting this week to move this file forward.