Xavi Hernández does not want him to leave: Ousmane Dembélé receives an invitation to stay at FC Barcelona


Xavi Hernández does not want him to leave: Ousmane Dembélé receives an invitation to stay at FC Barcelona

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Barcelona coach Xavi Hernández, urged the forward Ousmane Dembélé to “make an effort” to renew for the Barça club because he believes that “His future” is to play for the FC Barcelona team.

At the press conference prior to the round of 32 match of the Copa del Rey that the Catalan team will play this Wednesday (7:30 p.m.) against Linares, the Catalan coach gave his opinion again on the situation of the French international, whose contract ends next June.

Dembélé should think about him, I think his future passes through Barça. The sports project for him will not be better in another place than here and I have transmitted it to him. I am calm, waiting for news, now it no longer depends on me. It depends on the club, Ousmane and their representatives“, He manifested.

Precisely, the renewal of Dembélé could be the key so that one of the new signings can be registered, Ferran torres. Another option would be the departure of the highest paid player on the squad, the Brazilian Philippe Coutinho.

“Obviously, for there to be entries, there must be exits. We are trying to enroll Alves, It seems that if details are solved, you can be registered today, and what Ferran will depend on other things, such as the renewal of Ousmane. But I have not discussed his situation with Philippe, ”said Xavi on the subject.

If finally Alves can be quickly enrolled, the right-back would have in Linares the opportunity to debut for the second time with Barça. “I see Alves well, spectacular in training, with an intensity that he has not lost and with tremendous competitiveness. He is a professional, we need him, for me he is a superlative player, he will help us in many games“, He sentenced.

Instead, Xavi announced that the comebacks of Memphis Depay Y Ansu Fati After their injuries they will not be in Linares: “For tomorrow they are not prepared, although they already train with the group. We will see if they will be available for Granada, they need some more training. They are very close to returning both one and the other ”.

The goalkeeper is also a doubt for the game Net and the striker Yusuf demir. But, in these cases, the reason is his sporting future that could be far from Barça.

About the first Xavi reported that this Tuesday he has spoken with him “about his situation at the club” and regarding the second, who returned to training, said that it will be seen “if he goes or stays.”

During Ferran Torres’ presentation on Monday, Joan Laporta announced that “Barça is back”. Asked if he identifies with the president’s words, Xavi was blunt: “I am very close to the president. I like his ambition, I am delighted with him and with the club. We are back? We are there, working hard at all levels to give Barça back where it deserves“.

Regarding the elimination rounds for a single match in the Copa del Rey, the Barça coach considered that “it is a very attractive format for small teams and for the spectator“, But for Barça“ there is nothing to gain because qualification is taken for granted ”.

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