Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is on the verge of finalizing a sensational transfer move to acquire the services of Ousmane Dembele from Barcelona, as per sources confirmed by ESPN. The French champions have held a long-standing interest in the 26-year-old forward, and reports indicate that Dembele has already reached an agreement for a five-year contract with PSG.
Dembélé’s Barca contract includes a release clause of €50 million ($55 million) that is valid until July 31, after which it will double to €100 million. Although Barcelona has extended an offer to keep Dembélé, the player seems more drawn to PSG’s ambitious project, which has bolstered the French club’s confidence in securing the deal.
Sources suggest that while some details need to be ironed out, the negotiations between the player’s agent, Moussa Sissoko, and PSG’s sporting director, Luis Campos, are progressing positively.
Barcelona’s manager, Xavi, values Dembélé as a key player and would prefer to retain him. However, the club recognizes that a substantial transfer fee could assist them in addressing their financial challenges.
Should Dembélé agree to the move and PSG activates the release clause, Barcelona would have little recourse but to allow the transfer to proceed.
In 2017, Dembélé joined Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund in a blockbuster deal worth €105 million. Although he exhibited immense potential, his stint at Camp Nou has been marred by injury setbacks. During his time with Barcelona, Dembélé featured in 185 appearances and found the back of the net 40 times. Additionally, he contributed to the club’s triumph in three La Liga titles in Spain.
With PSG’s acquisition of Dembélé edging closer to completion, he is set to join the ranks of other recent signings, including Marco Asensio, Manuel Ugarte, Lucas Hernández, Cher Ndour, Lee Kang-in, and their new manager, Luis Enrique.
Meanwhile, PSG’s ongoing contract dispute with Kylian Mbappé remains unresolved after the striker declined to engage in talks with Saudi club Al Hilal.
Sources from ESPN suggest that if Mbappé decides to leave PSG this summer, Real Madrid is his preferred destination, and significant progress towards a potential transfer is expected to be made next month.
As the transfer window heats up with high-profile moves and negotiations, football enthusiasts eagerly await the outcome of these blockbuster deals that could significantly shape the dynamics of top-flight football.
FAQs related to Ousmane Dembele Transfer to PSG
Q. Is Ousmane Dembélé leaving Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG)?
As per reports from reliable sources, it is highly likely that Ousmane Dembélé will be making a move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in a blockbuster transfer deal.
Q. What is the duration of Ousmane Dembélé’s contract with PSG?
Dembélé is said to have agreed on a five-year contract with PSG, which means he would be committed to the club for the next five football seasons.
Q. What is the release clause in Dembélé’s contract with Barcelona?
Ousmane Dembélé’s current contract with Barcelona includes a release clause of €50 million ($55 million). However, this clause is valid only until July 31. After that date, the release clause will increase to €100 million.
Q. Does Barcelona have any plans to retain Ousmane Dembélé?
Yes, Barcelona has offered Dembélé a contract extension to keep him at the club. However, the player appears more enticed by PSG’s project, leading to negotiations progressing in favour of a transfer.
Q. How many goals has Dembélé scored for Barcelona?
During his stint at Barcelona, Ousmane Dembélé scored a total of 40 goals in 185 appearances for the club.