Barcelona are expected to meet with the agents of defenders Ronald Araujo, Sergi Roberto, midfielder Gavi and forward Ousmane Dembele this week.
As relay by the front page news of Mundo Deportivo, Barcelona have set their priorities on the renewal operations now that the team is out of all cup competitions. And while the likes of Araujo, Gavi and Dembele remain their priority, they haven’t forgotten about Roberto.
In case of Araujo, it has already been learned that the defender has verbally agreed upon a new deal until 2026, which will take his termination clause to €1000 million (€1 billion).
As far as Gavi is concerned, Barcelona expect both Mateu Alemany and Jordi Cruyff to intensify talks with the player’s entourages. The 17-year-old, who has become an important player under Xavi, has a valid contract until 2023 and has a release clause of just €50 million.
The parties involved are still off of the valuation that the midfielder is demanding, but there is this assurance that the player will eventually put pen to a fresh contract since he has no interest in listening to any offers from other teams.
Dembele, meanwhile, is closer to renewing than he is to leaving. While there is no word on whether or not any agreement has been reached, Alemany’s recent meeting with the forward’s agent, Moussa Sissoko, may have put things into perspective.
“For us, he can stay as long as [any agreement] remains within the club’s sustainable salary limit and is proportionate to his teammates,” Alemany was quoted as saying earlier this month.
Finally, Barcelona are hopeful of finding a resolution that will serve everyone’s purpose with regards to Sergi Roberto.
One of the longest-serving members of the team, Roberto’s current contract ends at the end of the season and the club plans to meet with his agent, Josep Maria Orobitg this week.
Negotiations have been stalled since Christmas since the 30-year-old has been recovering from his injury. As of today, Barcelona continue to insist Roberto to take further reduction in salary, which is why there is no agreement in place.
“The club and the player know my opinion. From there, the club and the player have to reach an agreement,” Xavi had said of the situation.
Roberto is more likely to leave in the summer and although it’s been quoted that Atletico Madrid are keenly observing the situation, he might as well stay if the meeting bears any fruit this week.
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