The former Borussia Dortmund man has been plagued with injuries since his big-money move to the Catalan giants, but Dembele has enjoyed a fruitful start to the new campaign, particularly in the Champions League.
The 23-year-old already boasts three goals and two assists in Europe’s premier competition this season, with Dembele scoring one and setting up another in Barca’s 3-0 win at Ferencvaros in midweek.https://d-36376660384043435148.ampproject.net/2011200012001/frame.html
However, with Manchester United reportedly waiting to swoop for Dembele – who will see his deal at Camp Nou expire in 2022 – ESPN claims that Barcelona are determined to tie the France international down to a new deal as a matter of urgency.
The report claims that the Blaugrana hierarchy are optimistic about the situation, but the club will need the approval of Barca’s new president – set to be elected on January 24 – before signing off on any incomings or new deals in Catalonia.
Dembele has become a regular under Ronald Koeman this season and is understood to have the Dutchman’s full faith after applying himself well in training, with a summer move to Man United supposedly falling through due to Dembele’s desire to leave a legacy at Camp Nou.
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