Barcelona’s director of football Mateu Alemany has said that the team will part ways with French Forward Ousmane Dembele as according to Alemany, the player has made it clear that he wants to leave the club. Earlier, Barcelona’s manager Xavi had asked Dembele to sign a new contract but Ousmane turned it down. Considering this, Mateu has asked Dembele to leave this month.
It seems obvious that the player does not want to continue at Barca. "With Ousmane and his agent we began [conversations around July so it's been six months and a bit. We've talked, we've talked, we've talked. Barca has made different offers. We've tried to find a way for the player to continue with us but these offers have been systematically rejected by his agents. In this scenario he and his agents have been informed that he must leave immediately because we want players committed to this project and therefore we hope that a transfer will take place before January 31.
Mateu Dembele, Director of Football, Barcelona