With the new President now sworn in, Barcelona will be looking to extend the contracts of many of their players who have contracts expiring this summer or next summer, and need to do the needful to secure their future and not risk losing talent for free.
An academy graduate for Barcelona, the 21-year-old has been a regular for the first team this season and has worked really hard to break into the competitive ranks of the Barcelona squad with players out injured. His contributions to the backline this season surely warrant an extension.
The youngster only recently scored his first goal for the club, and the backroom staff is apparently in love with the young Dutchman. Barcelona have hence decided to offer the player an extension on his current deal.
Arguably one of the most underrated and versatile players in the squad, Sergi Roberto has been tasked with filling in for Dani Alves in right back and has done a pretty good job of it. Injuries have plagued him this season, but that does not rule out the prospect of the future for the player.
Dembele will have only a year of contract left at the end of the ongoing campaign, and given that he is still young, he could have a good future at Barcelona considering his talent and potential. The club will have to choose between extending his contract or selling him in the summer.
The Argentinian has been well documented to be on the verge of leaving Camp Nou over the last year, and Joan Laporta’s appointment speech professed nothing but true love for Messi from himself as well as the club. The fans all across the world will be hoping with fingers crossed that Laporta can convince the best player in the history of the sport to continue with the club.