Barcelona complete £135m deal for Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund

FC Barcelona said that Dembele's contract has a release clause of 400m euros (£369.6m).

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 28, 2017 9:05:30 pm
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After FC Barcelona reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund on Friday for the transfer of Ousmane Dembele, the deal was completed on Monday for an initial £96.8m fee, potentially rising to £135.5m. His buy out-clause is set at 400 million euros a year after the German club signed him for 15 million euros. After arriving in Barcelona on Sunday, Dembele penned a five-year contract.

“I’m very happy to be here. It has always been my dream to be at Barcelona and now I’m here I’m very happy to have achieved my dream. It is the best club in the world with the best players in the world.”, Dembele said after signing the contract.

The Catalans’ official website said, “He comes to FC Barcelona after having demonstrated his quality with Rennes and then Borussia Dortmund. He can play on either wing in attack and is known for his great dribbling (last season he carried 103 successful dribbles, more than anyone else in the Bundesliga).”

The 20-year old scored 10 goals in 49 matches last season aside from being third on list of players with most assists in Europe. “Without doubt he is hugely talented player, one of the best on the continent,” Barca added.

The move to get Dembele was intensified by the Spanish giants after Brazilian Neymar joined Paris St Germain in a world record move of 222 million euros earlier this month.

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