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Details of Barcelona’s final contract offer to Dembele revealed

Ousmane Dembele
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The French winger can leave Barca as a free agent in the summer once his current contract expires at the end of the season.

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Barcelona have reportedly tabled one last offer to Ousmane Dembele to extend his contract at the Catalan club.

The 24-year-old, a €135 million signing from Borussia Dortmund in 2017, has endured an injury-ridden spell at Camp Nou. The constant setbacks have limited his game time. This season has been a typical example, with knee and hamstring problems restricting him to just two league appearances.

That said, Barcelona and their new manager, Xavi Hernandez, continue to rate Dembele highly and hope he’ll agree to stay at Camp Nou rather than allow his contract to expire in the summer.

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The details of Barcelona’s final offer

According to journalist Gerard Romero, Barcelona will offer Dembele a €1 million pay rise plus variables. This would earn the Frenchman a fixed salary of €11 million, €7.5 million after tax.

The club board will make this proposal to Dembele’s agent, Moussa Sissoko, this week. It’s understood they want a definitive answer in the coming week, regardless of whether it’s a yes or no.

As far as Barcelona are concerned, this is their final offer. The Blaugrana may even attempt to sell Dembele in January if he says no, rather than lose him for nothing six months later.

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Complicating matters, though, is the fact the former Dortmund forward can begin talks with clubs outside of Spain about a free summer transfer in the new year.