It’s been a few months since Ousmane Dembélé left FC Barcelona this past summer. Over the last few weeks, there’s been information regarding how the move benefited the Frenchman.
Nonetheless, the 26-year-old left the Catalan side because they might not have been ready to commit to him long-term. For those who need a reminder, PSG paid €50.4 million to secure Dembélé from the Spanish giants.
Did FC Barcelona not want to keep Ousmane Dembélé?
Cadena SER’s Santi Ovalle reports that no new contract was on the table for the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner. If the information is accurate, it might make sense why the winger decided to close the chapter with Barcelona and return to France.
“Dembélé left because one of the things that surprised his agent is that, when he was told that he had an offer from PSG, there was no offer from Barça,” Ovalle said. “There was no renewal offer; Barça did not make a move.”
.@santiovalle: "Dembélé left because one of the things that surprised his agent is that, when he was told that he has an offer from PSG, there was no offer from Barça. There was no renewal offer, Barça did not make a move." pic.twitter.com/HarkTGsUS5
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) December 7, 2023
Nonetheless, perhaps both sides moving on might be the best scenario for all parties involved. If Barcelona had no plans to keep the winger, it was best to recoup something for him. Meanwhile, Dembélé gets to be part of a project with some of his teammates on Les Bleus, with him joining PSG.