Laporta claims Dembélé is ‘better than Mbappe’ amid contract talks

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Barcelona president Joan Laporta has made a bold claim about Ousmane Dembélé amid contract negotiations.

The Blaugrana have been attempting to tie Dembélé down to a new deal over recent weeks.

The Frenchman, who has recently returned from a long-term injury, is set to see his deal expire in the summer.

If that comes to pass, the once €135million winger could leave for absolutely nothing.

But it’s not just for investment purposes that Barca don’t want to lose Dembélé, with those at the club believing the 24-year-old can still live up to his potential.

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And in his latest comments on Dembélé, Barca president Laporta has claimed the winger is better than PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe.

“We have a very good relationship with Dembélé and he wants to stay,” he said, as cited by Marca.

“We also want him to stay because he is a great player. There are required situations in a negotiation with the representatives that they want the best for the player.

“For me, Dembélé excites me, he is better than Mbappe.”

Source by Football Espana

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