Barca ‘may struggle to renew Ousmane Dembele deal due to FFP’

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Barca 'could struggle to renew Dembele deal due to FFP'

Barcelona may discover it troublesome to signal Ousmane Dembele to a brand new contract due to their monetary issues, in accordance to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The 25-year-old truly left Camp Nou for a two-week interval final summer time, turning into a free agent when his contract expired on the finish of June.

Nevertheless, the France worldwide in the end penned a brand new contract two weeks later, with the settlement working till the tip of the 2023-24 marketing campaign.

Dembele has not too long ago been sidelined by means of harm, however he has been an important participant for Xavi‘s aspect through the present season, scoring eight targets and registering seven assists in 28 appearances in all competitions.

Real Betis's Aitor Ruibal in action with Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele on January 12, 2023.

There may be once more hypothesis surrounding the attacker’s future, with a lot of golf equipment, together with Chelsea and Manchester United, thought to be keeping track of the state of affairs.

Romano has claimed that Barcelona are decided to signal Dembele to a brand new deal, however the membership’s points surrounding Monetary Honest Play may make it troublesome.

“It is nonetheless early to say what is going on to occur with Ousmane Dembele, Monetary Honest Play will probably be essential for Barcelona; however they actually need to prolong Dembele’s contract,” Romano wrote in his column for CaughtOffside.

“Xavi may be very proud of him, at this stage there’s nothing concrete with Premier League golf equipment.”

Dembele’s final look for Barcelona got here towards Girona on the finish of January, however he now within the latter levels of his restoration from a hamstring downside.

Barcelona's Ousmane Dembele celebrates scoring against Real Sociedad on January 25, 2023.

La Liga chief Javier Tebas not too long ago mentioned that Barcelona can be unable to signal new gamers this summer time until they raised £177m due to their monetary issues.

“Within the case of Barcelona, they’ve to drop from spending on wages and transfers from £532m to £399m (€650m to €450m), so it is a funds of minus £177m (€200m),” learn a part of the assertion.

“They’ve to cut back their funding in gamers and we’ve inspired them to promote gamers as a result of, for each quantity they increase in gross sales, they’ll spend 40 per cent of that.”

Dembele, who has struggled with a lot of harm issues throughout his time at Barcelona, made the transfer to Camp Nou in August 2017 after only one season with Borussia Dortmund.

The ahead has managed 40 targets and 41 assists in 178 appearances for his present aspect in all competitions.