According to the French press, Dembele is about to enter the final year of his contract with Barca and is very interested in PSG, wanting to recruit him right in the summer of 2023. However, the French player born in 1997 refused to leave the Camp Nou to join the club. join the defending champion of Ligue 1.
It is known that not only Dembele wants to stay, but coach Xavi Hernandez also intends to keep the 26-year-old winger and is discussing with the French star’s agent a two-year extension offer. Marca also confirmed that the leader of the Catalunya team hopes to reach an agreement with Dembele’s team in the next few days before the club prepares for a pre-season tour in the US.
Dembele can leave Barca with a release clause of one year remaining with Barca of 50 million euros before the deadline of July 31, 2023. This is a fee that not only PSG, but also MU and Newcastle, Chelsea and Inter are ready to spend to own Dembele in the coming days.
But Dembele’s number one priority is negotiating an extension with Barca. “Despite receiving many offers from other big clubs, Ousmane Dembele does not want to go anywhere except to extend his contract with Barca. Therefore, Dembele’s team is negotiating a new contract with the leader of the Camp Nou team,” commented Marca.
Joining Barca in the summer of 2017 to replace Neymar, Dembele played for the Camp Nou team 185 times, scoring 40 goals and providing 42 assists. Dembele’s career has not been able to take off because of constant injuries. Dembele has been a target of PSG in recent years. Every summer, his name appears on the list of stars that the Princes Park team wants to recruit.