FC Barcelona are setting up things to reward Dembele a contract extension. This season, Ousmane Dembele has transformed his Barcelona career. Due to a combination of injuries and personal issues, his time in Catalonia has been underwhelming at best since joining from Borussia Dortmund in 2017 for a fee of €145 million.
Xavi Hernandez, the forward’s head coach, has helped him revitalize his ailing career in Catalonia, and the Barcelona legend has been pleased with his player’s performance this season. Dembele’s future at FC Barcelona was in doubt last summer, with his contract set to expire at the end of the previous season. However, Xavi persuaded him to resign, and the team has reaped the benefits since.
Dembele signed a two-year contract extension last summer, so his current deal expires at the end of next season. With only a €50 million release clause in his contract, others can get him on low rates. Thus, FC Barcelona is desperate to keep one of their star players.
Barcelona will begin contract negotiations with Dembele next month. The club is desperate to sign him before he enters the final year of his contract, and the player is eager to stay with the La Liga leaders.