Barcelona is trying to convince Dembele to sign a new contract as his current one expires in June 2022. According to reports in England, Liverpool has other plans. Michael Edwards, ‘The Reds’ sporting director is trying to sign the French star for free next summer.
Laporta and the rest of Barcelona’s board are working non-stop to extend Ousmane Dembele’s contract. Barcelona is in a hurry to extend the Frenchman’s contract before the 1st of January. The club knows that by that date, the World Cup winner can start negotiating with any club, and that is exactly what Barcelona wants to avoid.
The first club to show interest in Dembele’s opportunity is, according to ‘The Mirror’, Liverpool. ‘The Reds’ are paying attention to the forward’s situation.
If Dembele signs a new contract with the Spanish side, he would have to accept a salary reduction like the rest of the squad due to Barça’s delicate financial situation.
That’s when Liverpool comes in. Michael Edwards wants to take advantage of Barça’s financial problems to offer Dembele a better deal and convince him to not sign a new contract with the Catalonian giants.
Liverpool ould be offering Dembele 235,000 euros a week. Around 11 million euros a year is what the French star could earn if he says ‘yes’ to Liverpool’s proposal.
Before his arrival at Camp Nou, Dembele was a Liverpool target and four years later he could be arriving for free.