All the ups and downs of Dembélé’s soap opera with Barça


The ‘renewal’ of Ousmane Dembélé has been a ‘hard bone to roer’ for FC Barcelona. The sports management was after its steps from the beginnings of last season, considering his deal was finalized in the summer and they had to move the plug to keep him from facing forward. Conversations began but gradually failed because of the lofty pretensions of his agent, Moussa Sissoko.

The representative demanded a signing bonus of 45 million euros and an increase in the striker’s emolumentsgoing from 10 ‘kilos’ annually to 15. On his part, the blaugrana opted to offer him a drop agreement, which led to a negative response from the player. Faced with this, the Barcelona remained firm and followed the work in the season of Xavi Hernández, incorporating signings like that of Ferran Torres, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Adama Traoré and Dani Alves.

Once the winter market opened in January this year, the club has decided to put an end to its link with the ‘Mosquito’ and to open the doors for him to look yes or yes for a new destination. Both Bayern Munich, Chelsea and PSG were interested in him, but the demands of those around him were an obstacle he could not face. Outraged, the own ‘Dembouz’ proved unwavering to his wish to fulfill his entire agreementsomething that didn’t sit well in the Camp Nou offices.

He turned the boos into applause

The directive made the decision to leave it in the earthwork in important engagements, like the Copa del Rey party in front of Athletic Bilbao. However, Xavi’s paper was crucial and convinced to the cúpula culé that had to allow him to play, since he is an important player inside his game scheme. Said and done, the Frenchman returned to the playing fields showing his best version since he dressed the Borussia Dortmund T-shirt.

Despite this, fans were always angry at his attitude with the shield and on all occasions “in series” by his contract situation. The enclosure culé filled with boos and pitidos every time the ‘7’ touched the ball, although with the category changed all these feelings into applause, which showed its impact both in the public and in the good times that crossed the first team during the 2021/22.

The final phase of its “renewal”

The season culminated without titles for a Barça which left doubt in the air. Joan Laporta promised to make autographs and give him a discharge to the staff, what happened with different incorporations after his economic “crowbars” were approved in the Assembly. Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessié arrived at ‘zero cost’, while Dembélé’s future was still in ‘limbo’ and the club stuck to their initial proposal, which put him in the same salary margin as Ansu Fati.

After two weeks that the veraniego market opened its doors, the “romance” ended and the French extreme decided to stay in Catalonia as he had made known on multiple occasions. At 25 years, agreed to sign a new agreement until 2024 which will reduce its income by 40%fulfilling itself thus with the new political wage of the directive and being at the pair of all the new agreements which will seal the institution, including that of Raphinha.


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