The pessimism that had settled in the FC Barcelona in the last weeks on the continuity of Ousmane Dembélé has become reality. If the club already openly assured a few days ago that there was “a 95% chance” that he would not renew, recent events have made it clear that the French winger will not continue at the club.
Ousmane himself explained to the technicians that he had not accepted FC Barcelona’s final proposal and that he planned to put an end to his time as a Blaugrana on June 30. The siren songs of Mbappé’s PSG had been powerful enough to attract the internationalwho had on the table an offer from Barcelona to renew, but that his agent considered completely insufficient.
In fact, Dembélé has already begun to pack his things: the house where he lived in Barcelona has just been put up for rent again, making it clear that the tenant in these last five years will leave the residence shortly.
It was evident that Barcelona was not going to accept in any case the counterproposal of Dembélé’s agent, Moussa Sissoko, since the club remained immovable in the initial proposal. A forced offer by Xavi Hernández, who still had a thread of hope of convincing the player, but who was opposed by a good part of the sports management, who considered Ousmane a finished player. The statements of the director of football, Mateu Alemany, when asked his opinion on the continuity of the winger, “I keep my opinion”, were revealing enough about the poor relationship between the club’s leadership and the player.
In fact, we must not forget that an attempt was made to force his departure this January, with little success due to the immobility of the player and the refusal of his representative. Finally, the Frenchman was reinstated, who became decisive in some part of the season.
But neither the arrival of his ‘friend’ Aubameyang nor Xavi’s continuous compliments have been enough arguments for Dembélé, who has already decided to put an end to his time at FC Barcelona. His fate is already marked in red: It will be the PSG of Mbappé and Messi. Let’s hope that the injuries respect him and that he can show all the talent he has inside, something that he only showed in small drops during the five years he was in the Catalan entity.