For the former Dortmund Ousmane Dembele, the door is apparently not closed at FC Barcelona. “We always wanted he stays and continues with us,” said Barca President Joan Laporta at CADENA SER. Dembel’s contract runs out in the summer, in the past transfer period Barcelona vehement had tried to sell the Frenchman.
“Dembele knows our offer,” said Laporta: “We hope he thinks again at the end of the season.” On Sunday, Dembele had set up two goals against Athletic Bilbao at Barcelona’s 4-0 and achieved a hits himself.
The signs were still clearly on separation in January. Because the 24-year-old did not sign the present offer for the contract extension, Football Director Mateu Alemany had informed that Dembele “must go immediately because we want committed players.”
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This assessment was also coach Xavi, who had also suggested a say goodbye to the wing. Dembele was changing from Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona in 2017.