Manchester United offers star forward huge £25 million a year deal
Manchester United have reportedly offered Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele a mega-contract worth around £25m-a-year as they look to lure him to Old Trafford.
Dembele has failed to leave up to his billings since making the big-money move to Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund in 2017 as a series of injury problems have hampered the Frenchman’s progress.
The 24-year-old has been limited to making just 87 La Liga appearances in the last five seasons and with just six months remaining on his contract.
The winger now looks set to leave the Camp Nou after failing to come to an agreement over the terms of an extension with the La Liga club.
The situation has alerted a number of clubs across Europe and TeamTalk quotes a report from the print version of ABC Seville which states that Manchester United are among those chasing Dembele’s signature.
The Spanish newspaper, as per TeamTalk, suggests that United have offered the forward a mega-contract worth £25million per season, which works out at a whopping £480,000-a-week.
Dembélé’s agent has informed Barcelona officials that they are willing to sign a new contract, but only if they offer the same terms that interested parties such as Man Utd present, something the Catalans cannot afford.
Dembélé’s agent has informed Barcelona officials that they are willing to sign a new contract, but only if they offer the same terms that interested parties such as Man Utd present, something the Catalans cannot afford at the moment.
It would be a huge investment on Manchester United’s part if they were to get Dembele for free and it would be a bit of a risk considering his injury history in recent years.
It appears Dembele is edging towards the exit door at the Nou Camp and Manchester United are right in the mix for his signature.