The French star has a contract with Barcelona until the end of the season.
joked with team-mateOusmane Dembele
that he would kidnap him if necessary to keep him in Barcelona.
Dembele's contract with Barca expires at the end of the season and negotiations are underway to extend his contract. Although there seems to be a long way to go before a final agreement is reached, both sides intend to continue working together in the future.
Barcelona striker Ferran Torres, who has a close relationship with Dembele, wants to do whatever it takes to keep the French star at the Camp Nou.
“I would kidnap him in Barcelona! It's a good club, one of the best in the world.
“But there are things that are none of our business. It's his decision. Whatever he decides, I wish him all the best.”
Rumors indicate that negotiations are underway to extend his contract, and Xavi has expressed hope that Dembele will stay at Barca. He said:
“I hope he can stay with us. I have already said it and I have no problem repeating it again. He can be the best in the world in his position. The club is working for the present and the future.
“Ousmane is an important footballer and I hope he decides to stay. I'd sign his new contract immediately. He's a great professional.”
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