Barcelona president Joan Laporta has confirmed that a ‘meeting’ is scheduled with the agents of Ousmane Dembele as the Catalan outfit look to tie the Frenchman down to a new contract.
Dembele has just been handed the No.7 shirt by Barcelona, inheriting it from compatriot Antoine Griezmann, who has just left for a return to Atletico Madrid.
Laporta has insisted that relations are ‘very good’ with Dembele, which will be crucial as the La Liga powerhouses look to avoid losing the 24-year-old on a free transfer next summer. some additional comments that Laporta made at the press conference, stating a ‘plan’ is in place to ensure the ‘bad moments’ do not crop up for the tricky winger at Barcelona again.
With the Spanish outlet reiterating that Dembele would be free to negotiate a pre-contract with clubs in January, the Blaugrana don’t have a lot of time to renew the services of a player who is currently injured.
Barça president Joan Laporta: “A meeting is scheduled with Ousmane Dembele agents. Relations are very good and he knows that we want him to stay at the club. He likes the #7 & has told me that he wants to play again and defend the Barça shirt”. ??? #FCB @ReshadRahman_
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) September 9, 2021
Laporta is confident that Dembele will not endure struggles at the Camp Nou anymore:
“With everyone’s work we will ensure that this player, who has a great quality, we are going to ensure that he plays and that he plays often.”
“And that the bad moments do not happen again. There is a plan of the club so that Ousmane shows his talent