Report Wire - Barcelona tells Dembele to seek out new membership this month

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Barcelona tells Dembele to seek out new membership this month

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Barcelona desires to maneuver France winger Ousmane Dembélé earlier than the shut of the winter switch window, a high membership official stated on Thursday.
Barcelona soccer director Mateu Alemany stated the membership advised Dembélé he must discover a new membership after having refused to comply with a brand new deal. His contract expires in June.
“During the six, seven months that we have been negotiating and talking, Barça has made several offers for Ousmane to continue with us, all of which have been rejected by his agents,” Alemany stated. “Given the situation, we have told the player and his agents that he must leave immediately, because we want players who are committed to the future of the team, and that he must leave before Jan. 31.”
Coach Xavi Hernández has not included Dembélé on his squad for the Copa del Rey recreation at Athletic Bilbao on Thursday. Alemany stated that call was a direct results of his refusal to signal a brand new contract.
Barcelona broke its personal membership file for transfers to amass Dembélé from Borussia Dortmund in 2017 with a deal, together with add-ons, value 147 million euros (then $175 million). Many Barcelona followers questioned the costly deal that used up a superb chunk of the 220 million euros (then $262 million) that Barcelona obtained from Paris Saint-Germain for Neymar simply weeks earlier than.
The younger ahead was injured for lengthy stretches of his first two seasons and actually established himself as a daily starter solely final season. He has 31 objectives in 129 appearances for Barcelona.