Ousmane Dembele will renew his Barcelona contract next week, SPORT have learned. The French winger will prolong his stay by five seasons and lower his current salary. It helps Barcelona not only keep him but also lower their wage bill to help other players arrive.
The will of the player has been decisive in this agreement, even with his agents hoping to move him elsewhere to get a ripe commission. Dembele, however, preferred to stay, liking the project Xavi has pitched to him. In these moments they are closing the details of the new contract and it will be announced next week.