Dembele told to leave Barcelona as he is dropped from squad after Xavi contract ultimatum-ZellaNews

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Ousmane Dembele has been told to leave Barcelona instantly after he was dropped from the squad for his or her assembly with Athletic Club.

Dembele was knowledgeable by Xavi on Wednesday that he would have to depart Camp Nou until he signed a brand new contract.

The winger is not prepared to pen recent phrases, director of soccer Mateu Alemany revealed on Thursday, paving the way in which for the Frenchman to depart.

What’s been stated?

Alemany stated at a press convention forward of the Copa del Rey assembly with Athletic Club: “With Ousmane and his brokers we began conversations across the month of July.

“In all this time, virtually seven months, we’ve got talked, Barca has made completely different affords, we’ve got tried to discover a manner for the participant to proceed with us and people affords have been constantly rejected by his brokers.

“It appears apparent to us that the participant doesn’t need to proceed at Barcelona and is not dedicated to Barca’s future challenge.

“We told him and his brokers that he should leave the membership instantly as a result of we wish to have gamers dedicated to the challenge.

“We anticipate a switch to happen earlier than January 31. The sporting consequence is that we do not need to have gamers who don’t desire to be at Barca.

“The indisputable fact that he was not within the [squad] record for right now is the consequence of this complete course of. The coach has our full assist, it is a constant angle.”

The Barca squad record for the assembly with their Liga rivals was then revealed on social media, with Dembele absent from the 22-man occasion.

What subsequent for Dembele?

Dembele has spent the final four-and-a-half seasons at Camp Nou, having initially joined the membership from Borussia Dortmund for €145 million (£121m/$164m) in 2017, however now solely has six months left to run on his contract.

Barca have been attempting to tie the 24-year-old down for a number of months however there was no signal of a last settlement being reached, with Xavi warning the winger that he was working out of time to decide.

“The message is clear. Ousmane Dembele has to signal a brand new contract or we discover a manner to promote him in January. No different manner,” Xavi stated in a press convention on January 19.

“It is not contemplated that he stays within the stands. I’ve been very clear with Ousmane.”

It now seems that Dembele, who has been linked with Newcastle, has made clear that he won’t renew with Barca, and the membership will actively look to transfer him on this month to try to recoup a switch charge.

Dembele has appeared in 11 video games throughout all competitions in 2021-22 thus far and has solely managed to report one objective and two assists, in line with his lack of consistency throughout his time at Barca the place he has usually struggled for kind and health.

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