Tension in Spain as Barcelona Star Blasts Club on Social Media Amid Transfer Saga

Tension in Spain as Barcelona Star Blasts Club on Social Media Amid Transfer Saga

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:54 PM
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  • Ousmane Dembele has hit out at Barcelona after posting a lengthy statement on his Instagram castigating the club
  • The French winger has been told by the club he will be sold this January after refusing to sign a new contract
  • Dembele’s current deal with Barcelona is set to expire at the end of the season with Manchester United and Juventus credited with interest in the Frenchman

French winger Ousmane Dembele has blasted Barcelona on social media claiming the Spanish giants are trying to blackmail him into signing a new contract.

Tension in Spain as Barcelona forward blasts club on social media amid transfer saga
Dembele's Barcelona contract runs out at the end of the current season. Photo by NurPhoto
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According to a report via the Daily Star, The La Liga giants confirmed earlier on Thursday that the Frenchman would be sold this month after rebuffing Barca's attempts to tie him down to a new deal.

Dembele’s contract with Barcelona runs out at the end of the current campaign and the Catalan club have been trying to tie down the French winger to a new deal which has proved abortive thus far.

Barcelona had asked Demebele for a paycut in the new deal as the Spanish giants were currently struggling financially and it was thought the Frenchman was considering the offer but got angered when the club announced the signing of Ferran Torres from Manchester City for £55m.

Ousmane Dembele has now hit back at Barcelona on social media on what he describes as attempts to ‘blackmail’ him over his future as reported by The Express.

The 24-year old is not out of suitors as it has been reported Manchester United and Juventus are interested in signing the winger for next season.

Official: Ousmane Dembele to Leave Barcelona This Month After Rejecting New Deal

Earlier Sportsbrief reported Frenchman Ousmane Dembele’s spell at Barcelona is set to come to an abrupt end as the club confirmed he would be sold in January.

Fresh reports now indicate that Dembele is unwilling to sign a new deal, and the club are now determined to cash in on him.

With his current deal expiring at the end of the season, there have been talks about the magnitude of wages he has been demanding to sign a new deal.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..