The Catalan club confirmed on Thursday that Usman Dembele has agreed a new contract with Barcelona until 2024, following the expiration of his previous contract on 30 June.
Dembele signed a two-year deal to extend his five-year stay at Camp Nine, and last month ended uncertainty about his future.
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After failing to agree to a renewal, Bursa asked him to find a new club in January. They dropped him for two matches and threatened to ban him from the stand for the rest of the season if he remained without signing a new contract.
However, coach Xavi Hernandez, who has always wanted to be a French winger, brought him back to the team in February despite opposition from the club.
Dembele, 25, whose comeback was initially ridiculed by supporters, played a key role as Bursa moved from ninth to second place in La Liga and completed the campaign with 13 league-high assists.
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Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea were heavily linked with Dembele’s signature as a technically free agent this month, but sources close to the player have always said that staying at Barca was his first option.
Despite the fact that it was previously impossible to agree to the terms of the new contract, Barसाa’s sports director Matteo Alemanni and Dembele’s agent Mausa Sisoko could not settle.
There has been a breakthrough in recent days and Dembele has agreed to give his future to Barca for the next two years before rejoining training this week.
Barca sources insist Dembele’s renewal will not affect Leeds United’s search for Rafinha, who joined Borussia Dortmund in 2017 for 105 million.
ESPN has previously revealed that Barca have made several bids for the Brazilian international, but have not yet signed a deal with Leeds, who have accepted a good offer from Chelsea.
Anyone who comes to Camp Nine relies heavily on selling a 15% stake in their home television rights. It sold more than m 200m to 10% global investment firm Sixth Street on Thursday to make up for losses in the 2021-22 campaign.