Barcelona frustrated by Dembele’s position

Barcelona president Joan Laporta said today, Wednesday, that his club is disappointed with the position of striker Ousmane Dembele, who may not participate with the team again in this season.

The French international was told to leave club Spanish before the transfer period expired last month after the contract renewal negotiations failed, but was not in able to find a new one club and will remain at Barcelona until the end of the season.

“We are disappointed,” Laporta said in a press conference to present the newcomer Adama Traore. We have a player whose contract expires in August and is available to the manager, so the manager will decide whether to play or not. “

” But manager Xabi Hernandez is as surprised as all of us that Dembele has not renewed his contract. “, he added. The French forward joined Barcelona in 2017 from Borussia Dortmund and will become a free agent at the end of the season. in course.

“Our offer ended on December 20 and we didn’t offer another offer thereafter,” said Laporta, who answered questions about Dembele sitting next to Traore.

“We found a lack of interest in renewing and accepting our offer which was really good and we tried to make it work but there were no options available.”

Laporta believes that Dembele failed to show his abilities in the club Catalan, who paid 105 million euros (119.11 million dollars) to join him, as he scored 31 goals in 129 games. “We spent a lot of money and wanted to see our investment on the pitch more, but we came out disappointed,” continued Laporta.

“The coach will determine his fate for him, but he has to think about next season, not just that in course “.


Arab Observer



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