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Barcelona make offer to renew Ousmane Dembélé’s deal - report

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FC Barcelona will offer 50% of what he currently earns

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FC Barcelona have sent an offer to renew Ousmane Dembélé’s contract, which would bring down his wage by a considerable amount, according to the latest reports.

The French winger is currently out with a long term injury suffered on national team duty. It has been rumored that Dembélé would join Juventus on a free transfer should Barcelona allow his contract to expire.

The offer represents a significant reduction in terms of wages for the pacy winger. His original deal is rising to more than 20 million euros in this upcoming fifth and final year from the original agreement.

Barcelona are offering around 50% of that, and offering it only for four years instead of five, which is the usual amount the Catalans offer a player his age.

It’s not known to what extent teams such as Juventus have backed off from Dembélé after this most recent in a string of long-term injuries, but it’s expected to have given them some amount of pause.

That could put pressure on Dembélé to sign a renewal offer that despite being quite low compared to what he was set to earn, is still slightly over 10 million euros in wages.