LaLiga: Xavi feels ‘cheated’ by Dembele

Barcelona manager, Xavi Hernandez feels cheated by Ousmane Dembele, who is now looking likely to leave the club this year, the UK Mirror reports.

Dembele’s current contract with the LaLiga giants expires in the summer.

However, negotiations to extend his deal have reached an impasse.

Xavi sounded optimistic recently when asked on Dembele’s future, by claiming that he could accept a reduced terms deal, but the mood appears to have changed.

With less than six months remaining on the player’s deal, he has been free to discuss pre-contract terms with clubs outside of Spain since the start of the year.

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The 24-year-old has spent five years at the Nou Camp, but now looks set to leave either as a free agent at the end of the season or in a cut-price deal this month.

Barca paid £105million – in a deal rising to a potential £135m – to sign Dembele from Borussia Dortmund in 2017.

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