Barca threatened to punish Dembele

18 Jan 2022 | 06:26 | Football

The leader of Barcelona is ready to make Ousmane Dembele have the same ending as Ilaix Moriba if he does not clarify his future before January 19.

Barca gave Dembele another 48 hours to close the signing of a new contract with the club or be put on the transfer table in the middle of the 2021/22 season to help the club collect some money.

Dembele has the option to stay until the end of this season before becoming a free agent. The French player’s representative also advised Dembele to wait until the summer of this year to open the way to choose a new club. However, Barca did not let that scenario happen easily.

According to Mundo Deportivo , Dembele will be boycotted at Barca if he does not choose one of two options, either signing a new contract or leaving. He will be dropped from the first team and restricted from training with the club. With 6 months without playing, Dembele’s door to the 2022 World Cup will close.

Dembele makes Barca leaders constantly impatient. Photo: Reuters.

Dembele makes Barca leaders constantly impatient. Photo: Reuters.

Barca used to use “martial law” with the case of midfielder Moriba. In the summer of 2021, Moriba made the Barca leader hot because he hesitated to make a decision in whether to go or stay. Barca kicked Moriba out of the first team. After that, Moriba was even left out of Barca B’s list.

Coach Xavi has spoken out that Dembele is still in the plan at Barca. In the El Clasico match in the semi-finals of the Spanish Super Cup, Dembele was started and showed convincing performance. Of the current Barca wingers, Dembele is the most trusted by Xavi, so Barca wants to keep this striker.

If Dembele leaves Barca during the mid-season transfer window, a number of Premier League clubs and Juventus are ready to sign him. Dembele will help Barca earn from 25-30 million euros. Therefore, the Camp Nou team does not want to lose a significant amount of money for them to restructure for another transfer.