Joan Laporta opens door to Ousmane Dembélé renewal at Barcelona

Speaking at a press conference today, Barcelona president Joan Laporta has opened the door to a contract extension for French winger Ousmane Dembélé, who current deal expires at the end of next season.

The 25-year-old has impressed this season, finding the net eight times and registering seven assists in his 28 appearances in all competitions so far. The run of form comes after his resurgence in the latter half of last season – where he set up 13 goals – having initially been cast aside in the winter amid a tense transfer saga.

With his previous contract expiring at the end of the campaign, and reported interest from Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain, the long-running saga eventually saw the winger brought back into the fray, sparking a comeback which culminated in a two-year contract extension.

The French international and World Cup winner, who is currently injured, now appears to be in line for another contract extension, which appeared out of the question just a year ago:

“Dembélé is happy and we are happy with him. He’s a player who we love. His contract ends in 2024 and we want him to carry on with us.”

GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin  

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