Is Newcastle United ready to offer £240k a week to Ousmane Dembele? They have reportedly prepared a contract for FC Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele. His Contract with Barca is set to expire at the end of this season. But there is no agreement between Barcelona and Dembele over a new contract.
According to Spanish outlet Marca, the Magpies have tabled an offer to the winger, seeing him earn £240k per week alongside a hefty signing-on fee, following the successful takeover of the club by the wealthy Saudi Public Investment Fund.
The Premier League outfit has joined a list of the Clubs that are keen on signing him. Ousmane Dembele won the 2018 FIFA World Cup with France and caught the eye of the world during his brief stint at Borussia Dortmund. In 2017 he joined the Catalans for €145 Million and has made 118 appearances since then. He scored 30 goals and provided 21 Assists.
What’s next for Ousmane Dembele after an Average spell at the Camp Nou If Not With Newcastle United
His spell in Catalonia has been marked by several injuries though, the Winger is yet to make an appearance this campaign. As reported by the Sun, Dembele has already turned down a four-year Contract Extension. An offer that included a decreased salary due to the club’s financial struggles.
In Contrast, Newcastle already offered the France international a potential five-year contract with an annual salary of £12.7 Million, which would see him earn around £240,000-a-week. The report adds that Dembele has also asked for a signing-on fee of a massive £12.7 Million.
If no agreement is reached with Barcelona, they can sell him in January to bring in some cash. However, he can sign a pre-contract agreement with an overseas side when the winter window opens. He would be arriving at Newcastle United as a free agent.
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