Barcelona are on a good run of form. Not only on the pitch, but also off it given the boardroom issues are now a distant memory. Some players, including Dembele, seem to be playing better since then. He is now thinking about renewing his contract.
His contract currently runs until June 2022 and because the fear of new offers coming in the summer, the club have now made a move, 'Marca' are reporting, to seal his future at the club soon.
Barcelona's current situation has persuaded Dembele to stay. He now sees a certain stability with Koeman on the bench and a project for the future after Bartomeu quit as Barca president. Dembele has also shown the sporting director and his team that he must continue.
The Frenchman has changed notably. He is more involved in the day to day team activities, he offers more on the pitch and he is showing all his potential this season. It has been his best season since he arrived at the Camp Nou.
Koeman knows what suits the Frenchman best and Dembele is staying injury free which is allowing him to player regularly. There was talk months ago of him leaving for free at the end of his contract given his poor performance. The tables have turned completely.
However, his renewal has not been completed yet. Both parties will need t+o do their bit to come to an agreement as the player's salary seems to be the main sticking points. Dembele wants a pay rise, but the club cannot offer him it. Someone will have to budge.
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