Ousmane Dembele signs a new two-year deal with Barcelona to end speculation linking him with a move to Chelsea
‘Worst contract extension clip ever’: Ousmane Dembele signs new two-year deal with Barcelona to end speculation linking him with Chelsea move
- Barcelona have announced that Ousmane Dembele has signed a new contract
- The 25-year-old has signed a new two-year contract until 2024
- The Frenchman was briefly a free agent after his original contract expired
Barcelona have announced Ousmane Dembele has agreed a new contract until the summer of 2024, ending months of transfer speculation.
The 25-year-old, who was briefly a free agent after his original deal with the Catalan giants expired late last month, will now stay with the LaLiga giants.
The news will come as a heavy blow Chelseatargeting the French this summer to bolster their attacking options.
Barcelona have announced that winger Ousmane Dembele has agreed a new contract until 2024
The club and the player had been in talks about a new deal for months but they struggled to find common ground. As a result, his contract expired on June 30.
Despite being a free agent, Dembele had little interest from clubs other than Chelsea and subsequently returned to the negotiating table with Barcelona.
Since taking over the club from Ronald Koeman last season, boss Xavi has always given wingers top priority.
Boss Xavi (pictured) has always made wingers his priority since taking charge at the club
He fought for Dembele to stay when other voices at the club wanted him to leave.
He even insisted on picking him when there were people at the club who wanted him sidelined to force his hand into signing a new contract.
It has now been agreed and confirmed by the Catalan giants on social media with an announcement video that drew heavy criticism from fans.
The news was confirmed on social media by the Catalan giants with an announcement video
Fans have taken to social media to wonder how ‘poor’ the Catalan giants are with their budget announcement video.
One fan said: “This is the worst extension clip I’ve ever seen. This tissue is soaked with tears I think.
Another added: “They are so poor they have to use a whiteboard as an announcement video.
A third wrote: “They don’t even have money for a decently edited video.
While another simply tweeted, “They couldn’t even afford a whiteboard duster.”
Fans have criticized Barcelona’s video announcement of Ousmane Dembele’s new contract
A fan questioned how poor the club actually is after a video of Dembele using a whiteboard
Another simply followed suit, insisting he didn’t even have the money to edit a video
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano confirmed on Twitter earlier today that the paperwork for a new two-year deal has been completed and that the Catalan giants would announce the news later today.
His tweet read: “Paper work completed for Ousmane Dembélé: new contract signed until June 2024, official statement and unveiling planned with Barcelona later today.
“Xavi wanted both Dembele and Raphinha… he will end up having both Dembele and Raphinha.”
Dembele originally joined the La Liga giants in a blockbuster transfer from Borussia Dortmund in 2017.
The France winger has made 150 appearances despite suffering numerous injuries during his five-year tenure at the Nou Camp.
During that time he has scored 32 times and provided another 34 assists.