Barcelona Sign Ousmane Dembele for €105M
Barcelona have completed the signing of Ousmane Dembele from Borussia Dortmund for a fee estimated to reach about €147 million.
This deal makes him the second most expensive player in history.
The 20 year old signed a five-year deal with a buyout clause of €400 million.
Barcelona have paid an initial €105 million plus a potential €42 million in add-ons.
Ousmane Dembele, a Replacement for Neymar?
After selling Neymar to PSG for €222 million, Barcelona needed to sign a replacement and they had bids for Coutinho rejected.
Dortmund on the other hand have submitted to Dembele’s wish, with the player recently having a severed relationship with the fans and the club.
Ousmane Dembele was even fined and suspended on August 10.
Dembele is signed as a replacement for the departed Neymar, with both players playing same position and having similar styles.
He has been given the number 11 shirt vacated by Neymar.
He is Barcelona’s fifth signing, joining Marlon, Samedo, Paulinho, and Delofeu.
Dembele will arrive Barcelona on Sunday to undergo medical.
He will officially be unveiled as a Barcelona player on Monday.