Transfer News: Tottenham Hotspur monitoring contract situation of Ousmane Dembele as Barcelona are concerned
According to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo (h/t The Express), Tottenham Hotspur are monitoring the contract situation of Ousmane Dembele as Barcelona are gradually expressing their concern about it. He was one of the highly-rated youngsters a few years ago but continuous injuries have halted his progression to the top.
Barca have offered a new deal to Dembele, but they are becoming frustrated with the time taken for a response. He has hinted at a preference to staying, but no movements have been noticeable from the player’s camp following that.
The Blaugrana club has set a deadline on Christmas Day to sign the extension, but they are open to extending it to Boxing Day. They still maintain a stance that the Frenchman would sign the new offer that is put on the table.
The 24-year-old will see his current contract expire at the end of the season, which has gathered attention from some major European clubs. Tottenham will face competition from Manchester United and Newcastle United, who are also interested in getting his signature.
The France international has years ahead of him and could reach his true potential under proper guidance. Since returning from injury, he has looked promising and was excellent in the recent 3-2 win against Elche.
Antonio Conte is known for his extreme demands of maintaining fitness at the highest level. Should we sign the Barca attacker, it remains to be seen how he would in the training regimes of the former Inter Milan and Juventus manager.
The French star rarely ever experienced such issues during his time at Borussia Dortmund and Stade Rennes. He could regain his earlier fitness levels under the Spurs boss if a decision is taken to join us in the coming transfer windows- but that is something only time can tell.
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The French winger has scored 30 goals and provided 22 assists from 125 appearances throughout his time at Camp Nou. That is a pretty solid output for someone who barely ever had consistent starts due to constant injury setbacks. Time will tell whether we would get his signature, but we could use someone like him for the exciting project we are building under the tenure of the Italian manager.
Those who have watched Dembele would know that he is a versatile, two-footed winger who can slot in on either side of the front line. That offers us a potent dynamic to have in the frontline that has looked stale at times when we rest our starters.