Ousmane Dembele will not be at the Ciutat Esportiva this Monday at 9 am to undergo the pertinent medical tests before starting the preseason. The French striker had until 9:00 p.m. this Sunday to communicate that he accepted the offer , in order to be able to include him in the list of players who will pass the review this Monday first thing in the morning. However, this call did not take place within the set deadline , so his presence on the first day of work at FC Barcelona was ruled out. Thus, he will not be in the first training session of the course scheduled at 7:00 p.m. in the Ciutat Esportiva. In the club they trust that this situation will be unraveled in the next few days , more than anything so that Xavi Hernández can know if he can count on him or not in his planning. From the player’s environment it is ensured that there is “good harmony” to reach an agreement , while in the club it is recognized that contacts have increased in recent days, but that the downward offer remains inflexible, with a salary reduction of 40% compared to his previous contract. In any case, the pressure is now on Dembele.
Since July 1 he has been without a contract and without a club, so with each passing day the situation can only get worse for the French winger. Hence, in Barcelona they are convinced that the French striker will end up accepting the offer, aware that today it is the only one that ensures him a sporting career. It would be a relatively short contract, lasting only two years, and with a record of 6 million clean. Xavi trusts that Ousmane ends up saying yes as soon as possible in order to continue planning the season, where he also has Raphinha to reinforce the wings. The Blaugrana coach considered the Brazilian winger compatible with Dembele , so the continuity of the French winger did not rule out the arrival of the Leeds attacker .