After registering Gavi’s new contract and renewing Marcos Alonso’s deal, Barcelona have swiftly started to work on the contracts of other important first-team players.
A new proposal has been tabled to Sergi Roberto while Barça also intend to send a renewal offer to club captain Sergio Busquets soon.
Now, Mundo Deportivo is reporting that Barcelona have made first contacts with the agent of Ousmane Dembele to begin talks over a contract renewal for the Frenchman.
The 25-year-old signed a new deal with Barça only last summer, penning a two-year deal until 2024. It means that he will enter the final twelve months of his contract at the end of the season.
Dembele’s new contract came equipped with a €100 million release clause, which will drop down to €50 million during the months of June and July. And many Premier League clubs are lying in wait to pounce on the opportunity when that happens.
In order to avoid losing him, the Blaugrana have now contacted the winger’s agent, Moussa Sissoko, to schedule a meeting and discuss the continuity of the speedster.
Dembele has become one of Barça’s most pivotal players and is thriving under the tutelage of Xavi. The 25-year-old has netted eight goals and set up seven more from 28 matches across all competitions this season, playing a key role in the team’s progress.
While there have been murmurs of interest from PSG, Dembele has made it clear that he is enjoying life at Barcelona and wants to stay at the club for a long time.
Xavi and the club are said to be very happy with how the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner has progressed over the past year and are keen on prolonging his stay at Camp Nou as well.
With both parties wanting the same thing, one would expect the renewal talks to go much smoother than last year.
Dembele is currently out with a thigh injury that he sustained in the Catalan derby against Girona. He missed the game against Real Betis earlier this week and could be sidelined for as long as five weeks.