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Xavi: “Dembl should make an effort to renew”


The Barcelona coach is confident in the renewal of the French striker, who ends his contract on June 30.

Xavi, at a press conference.EFE
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Since taking the Barcelona bench, Xavi has made no secret of his predilection for Ousmane Dembl and his confidence that he will continue at the club beyond June 30, when his contract ends. This Tuesday, the coach urged the forward to “make an effort” to renew because he believes that “his future” passes through the Barça team.

“Dembl should think of him, I think his future lies in the Bara. The sports project for him will not be better in another place than here and I have transmitted it to him. I am calm, waiting for news, now it no longer depends on me. It depends on the club, Ousmane and their representatives “, said the technician in the preview of the round of 16 match of the Copa del Rey against Linares (X / 19.30).

Precisely, the renewal of Dembl could be the key so that one of the new signings can be registered, Ferran torres. Another option would be the departure of the highest paid player in the squad, the Brazilian Philippe Coutinho. “Obviously for there to be entries there have to be exits. We are trying to sign up AlvesIt seems that if details are solved, he could be registered today, and Ferran’s will depend on other things, such as the renewal of Ousmane. But I have not discussed his situation with Philippe, “said Xavi on the subject.

If finally Alves can be registered quickly, the right-back will have the opportunity in Linares to make his debut for Bara for the second time. “I see Alves well, spectacular in training, with an intensity that he has not lost and with tremendous competitiveness. He is a professional, we need him, for me he is a superlative player, he will help us in many games,” he said.

Without Depay and nor Ansu Fati

Instead, Xavi announced that the reappearances of Memphis Depay Y Ansu Fati After their injuries they will not be in Linares: “For tomorrow they are not prepared, although they already train with the group. We will see if they will be available for Granada, they need some more training. They are very close to returning both one and the other.”

The goalkeeper is also a doubt for the game. Net and the striker Yusuf demir. But, in these cases, the reason is his sporting future, which could be far from Bara. About the first Xavi reported that this very Tuesday he spoke with him “about his situation at the club” and regarding the second, who returned to training, said that he will see “if he will go or stay.”

During the Ferran Torres presentation on Monday, Joan Laporta announced that “Bara has returned.” Asked if he identifies with the president’s words, Xavi was blunt: “I am very fond of the president. I like his ambition, I am delighted with him and the club. We are back? We are there, working hard at all levels to return Bara where it deserves. “

Regarding the elimination rounds for a single match in the Copa del Rey, the Barça coach considered that “it is a very attractive format for small teams and for the spectator”, but for Bara “there is nothing to win because the classification is taken for granted “.

Reference from elmundo