Dembele: There have still not been any conversations about my future

Dembele: There have still not been any conversations about my future

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The Barcelona forward's out of contract in 2022 and could leave for free

Ousmane Dembele didn't have his best night in the Clasico but no one is disputing that he's in his best moment of form since joining FC Barcelona.

A regular in Ronald Koeman's XI, the former Borussia Dortmund forward has spoken about his contract situation in an interview with beIN Sports.

Dembele, who is out of contract in 2022, explained that talks have not yet started over a new deal with president Joan Laporta and the new board.

"My future? I still have a year to go on my contract," he said. "There have not been any talks with the new board yet, but I am happy and I feel good.

"The new president has come in. I don't know him that well, but he's very close to the player. We will see how it goes." 

Remember that SPORT revealed Barça are a little bit worried by the lack of urgency from Dembele's people to start renewal talks. They don't want to lose him for free next summer.

Meanwhile, Dembele also responded to those that have criticised him in the past for his lifestyle, suggesting a lack of professionalism was behind his injury issues.

"My style of life is very good," he insisted. "That's not why I have struggled so much in the past. People speak without knowing, that's all it is.

"And recently, I've not got injured as much. I always maintain a smile, even after the injuries. I told myself it's life. There are tests in life that you have to overcome."