Given Barcelona’s abysmal financial situation and the 24-year-old’s exorbitant pay, it’s easy to trust Hasan Salihamidi’s report that Bayern’s board of directors are sceptical of the planned transfer.
Dembélé’s pay presently places him in the same bracket as Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich, according to a breakdown of Barcelona’s wages.
With FC Bayern’s record of sticking to their wage structure, like the signings of David Alaba and the ongoing talks of Niklas Süle and Kingsley Coman, there does not appear to be a way for this to happen unless Barcelona pays for a large portion of Dembélé’s salary.
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Meanwhile, Tottenham Hotspur, are prepared to press hard to acquire the winger, despite interest from a number of European clubs.
Following the report on his contract issue, he has gotten a lot of attention.
Dembele’s deal with the Catalans is set to expire at the end of the current season.
He has declined to sign a contract extension, opening the door for Tottenham to sign him.
They’ll surely mount pressure on him to join them now that the January transfer window is open.