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Dembele accepts pay cut and Barça has the final say

14 Jul 2022 | 08:31

The light at the end of the tunnel is starting to shine. Barcelona had months of difficult negotiations with Ousmane Dembele, was released on 30 June. The French player wanted to stay at the Catalan club, but his request was at the start of negotiations. too high for the club’s coffers. And finally it looks like there will be a happy ending.

Several Spanish media, including ‘Mundo Deportivo’, claimed that the France international had accepted the latest offer to extend his contract. This includes contract until June 2024 and the same salary as Ansu Fati. This will be a 40% cut from his previous salary.

If he meets a series of conditions, the player gets a higher amount and his pay cut will be less. Although the player’s “yes” is realistic, The sports management of the Catalan team still needs to give the green light for this activity.

Barça has no shortage of things to do. In terms of signing, Raphinha looks like a new player, and compete directly for the French player, for the season 21-22, something is also expected with Robert lewandowski, who is currently in a difficult situation with Bayern Munich.

For these signatures to be completed – consider that Exit operation must be accelerated – the Spanish side will have to activate their remaining financial leverage. They confirmed to have sold 10% of the TV rights and thus were able to end the year profitable. The remaining 15% and also the buyer of a part of BLM will be the remaining amount and will help both move more freely in the transfer market.