Barcelona’s US tour has suffered several setbacks. In addition to the gastroenteritis affecting 15 players on the team and the eventual cancellation of San Francisco’s game against Juventus or the postponement of Los Angeles’ Arsenal game, the team encountered new surprises when they arrived in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Due to two setbacks, the Barcelona expedition landed four and a half hours later than planned. First, the plane carrying the board, football players and coaching staff was delayed from Canada. A dust storm in Las Vegas then delayed the flight for another two hours.
The team was unable to train at the Allegiance Stadium or speak to the media. After 10 p.m., he headed to his Palms hotel in Las Vegas. Today, they practice behind closed doors first thing in the morning before the 4am game. They will then return to Barcelona.
Dembele was one of the last to get off
Dembele, conscious of being in the limelight, was one of the last to get off. He did just that, following in Casey’s footsteps. Comte, who was beside him, also came down. Sitting next to him during the flight was Marcos Alonso.
Several managers and coaches have wanted to speak to the Frenchman, who has told the club of his desire to go to Paris Saint-Germain. “Look at Neymar. He regrets leaving”, they told him. Dembele did not respond. A decision has been made. In fact, the player’s agent implemented a requirement in the Frenchman’s contract, and he decided to lower the contract period to 2024.
The request means that if the player informs the club of his willingness to leave by July 31, Barca commits to transfer him for 50 million euros, regardless of his release clause. Of that 50 million, 25 will go to Barcelona and 25 to Dembele and his agents. Tired of the role Dembele and his agents have played over the past two years, Barcelona’s leadership opted to negotiate and hope for more than his $25 million counterpart. “The starting price is 50 million,” a club source revealed.
Barcelona are also waiting to see what goes into the calculations fair play He will have to sign a new supplemental deal. It is worth noting that since June 28, at the initiative of La Liga President Mateu Alemany, clubs can use 50% of wage savings (25% not so long ago) to recruit new players. staff. If players make up more than 5% of a team’s costs, that percentage goes up to 60%. In addition to right-back and midfield, Xavi also needs a striker. In this sense, a consensus has been reached within the club to rule out Joao Felix and Yannick Carrasco.