Ia turn of events that can only be described as dramatic, Ousmane DembeleThe future of football will be at Camp Nou, with only one tax deal missing regarding a contract extension with Barcelona.
Little expected Dembele to never make his mark in Catalonia, especially when Ronald koeman arrived ahead of the 2020/21 season, with a loan to Manchester United to have been mentioned in the closing hours of the transfer window.
Since then we have witnessed a rather astonishing turnaround in which Dembele took full advantage of Ansu fatithe injury and become an integral part of Koemanfirst team.
His current contract will expire at the end of next season, but the former Borussia Dortmund star is now confident to stay at the club.
The injuries that plagued most of his top-flight career in Spain have apparently disappeared, allowing him to settle into the squad.
Koeman gives the player a lot of confidence and switching to a new system provides Dembele with plenty of space to run, which takes advantage of its qualities.
Barcelona have long wanted to renew his contract, even for the protection of the value, but it was the French international himself who did not want to commit his future to Barcelona, especially as he struggled to get into the squad.
Had Dembele left on a free transfer, it would have been a monumental failure for Los Cules, considering they paid € 145million for the player in 2017.
Much of the negotiation will be over Dembelethe salary of the Catalan club wishing to reduce its financial expenses in general on salaries, although taking into account its return to form Dembele is likely to want a raise.
According to Sport, Barcelona offered him a three-year extension, although time is running out with Barcelona knowing that if this deal is not done by the summer, they will have to push the player out of the club in a sale.