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Laporta, forceful with Dembélé: "We love him, he is better than Mbappé"

Published:3/12/2021 - 14:02h

Updated:1/01/2022 - 23:13h

The Barça president has spoken with the media and admits that the talks to renew Ousmane Dembélé are complicated, but he hopes to be able to renew him

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In day before of a new market of signings, the negotiations of the FC Barcelona with other clubs and with his same players do not do expect. Such is the case of Ousmane Dembélé, the French attacker that, by the moments, does not have clear his continuity with the square 'blaugrana'. Like this it has declared it Joan Laporta, president of the institution in a program in TV3 in where it affirms that "the negotiations are being complicated, but expect can arrive to an agreement".

The maximum mandator of the Barça, besides, saw solid in his statements: "I Am an excited of Dembélé, for me is better that Mbappé and would like me a lot that it remained ", affirmed Laporta without 'pelos in the tongue'. Also, it has highlighted that his relation with the extreme Frenchman is "very good" and that trusts that 'the mosquito' "wants to remain" in the rows of the Camp Nou.

On the other hand, also it highlighted the importance of the quality of this type of negotiations, "are situations that require a negotiation, the representatives want the best for the player, sometimes I do them understand that the best is not only the money and expect that it remain ", concluded Joan, hinting in the program 'Els Martins' that the club is firm in his wish to renew to the ex Borussia Dortmund.

However, the market of winter is short and the picture 'culé' does not have to focus only in a player. Laporta Reiterated that they will look for fichar, but is complicated by the margin salarial that have: "Xavi has asked us reinforce the staff and go to try do it, but in this moment do not have margin salarial to do it", declared Joan on the requests of the current míster of the team, Xavi Hernández.

On a possible signing and the next dates

It is not a secret that the negotiations with the Manchester City by Ferran Torres is the 'cherry of the cake' of this market of signings for the 'Barcelona', but everything indicates that it will be a slow process that perhaps do not define in the weeks to come. The 'citizens' show firm with the 80 'kilos' that ask by the Spanish attacker, figure that seems inalcanzable, by the moments, for the directive of the Barça. It is possible that some players can serve as 'coin of change', but is one 'novel' that, by the winds that blow, could arrive to January.

The next days in the calendar of the Barcelona see tightened: a party of league in front of a Betis that looks for a place in European competitions, and 'the final of Munich' the Wednesday. Everything indicates that the panorama is not very optimistic so that Ansu Fati can play. The extreme still has not trained with the group and is something that sees far for a square that needs to win yes or yes.

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