The contract crisis of Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele continues, and it has become into a very unpleasant affair, with the player’s agent accusing the club of threatening to isolate him until his term expires in the summer.
The former Borussia Dortmund midfielder will become a free agent in June if he does not sign a new deal with the Camp Nou, which appears increasingly likely given the two parties’ apparent inability to reach an agreement.
Dembele’s agent, Moussa Sissoko, has now stated that Barcelona have threatened to bench the player unless a deal is completed.
“We are not here to stoke social media discussions, but the truth must be conveyed. Yes, we have stringent conditions, but we have previously established that Ousmane’s professional choices were not influenced by financial gain; otherwise, he would not be here “He informed RMC.
“Therefore, if Barcelona desired to bargain, they might have attempted to sit down with us at the table to talk.
“Except there is no conversation and simply threats of no longer playing for their squad. Which is against the law. If necessary, we will defend Ousmane Dembele’s rights.
“It’s a pressure maneuver that is ineffective against folks like us. Perhaps it is possible to deal with agencies who have contacts in Barcelona. This is not my case; I’m here to protect my player’s interests “Sissoko was added.
Regarding Dembele’s future, the agency wanted to emphasize that he has not made a decision yet.
“We haven’t decided what we’re going to do; nothing has been decided,” he explained.
“However, the leadership stands to lose just Ousmane. We shown from the start that we intended to discuss, under certain conditions, but without closing the door.”