Under contract until 2022, Ousmane Dembélé would like to stay at FC Barcelona and extend his lease. But within the Catalan club, there would be doubts about his true intentions.
Another blow forOusmane Dembélé. The player has been suffering from pubalgia for many weeks and missed the last league match against Getafe. Hampered by numerous injuries in recent months, the French international had made efforts to improve his lifestyle and physical work. Author of 10 goals this season, Ousmane Dembélé had performed convincingly and seems to have convinced his leaders.
Dembélé would like to stay at Barça, but…
As reported by Sport this Saturday, FC Barcelona appreciate the qualities of Ousmane Dembélé and would like him to sign a new contract. Linked to the Catalan club until 2022, the French international would like to stay in La Liga and continue his career at FC Barcelona. But within the blaugrana formation, doubts have arisen. Indeed, those around Dembélé would remain strangely silent. Some executives would even think that the winger would be reluctant to sign a new contract as he would like to go free next year and join a new team. The start of a Ousmane Dembélé soap opera?
Mikel Arteta has expressed his relief at trimming an “unmanageable” Arsenal squad but added he is hopeful of negotiating a tough market to make additions before the January transfer window closes.
“We could not carry on with 31 players in the squad,” Arteta told a news conference on Thursday. “It is unmanageable. As well when you have to leave some of the foreign players out, it makes it even more difficult.
“To do it for a few weeks is okay, to do it for months and maintain the health, the ambition and the chemistry is really complicated. So, one of the main objectives was to make some decision of how we are going to offset that. We have done it. Just for me, the important thing is everybody feels involved, part, and that they have a chance.”
The world of football glitters with an enormous variety of prizes.
Aside from the huge array of domestic leagues, there are some extraordinary cup competitions taking place, each with a unique claim to fame. Across the globe, domestic cup competitions vie with international tournaments for superiority.
Over the next 10 slides we run through the greatest knockout tournaments in world football, assessing each tournament on its global reputation and sporting challenge.
10. Copa del Rey
9. Confederations Cup
8. FA Cup
7. Africa Cup of Nations
6. UEFA Europa League
5. Copa Libertadores
4. Copa America
3. UEFA European Championship
2. UEFA Champions League
1. FIFA World Cup