French Report Claims a Deal Has Been Struck
Barcelona have come to an agreement with Borussia Dortmund over the €150million transfer of Ousmane Dembele. That’s according to a report from France this afternoon.
The French forward is currently under suspension by Dortmund after refusing to turn up for training. That was after Dortmund rejected a bid from Barcelona for €105million. The bid was made up of a guaranteed €85million plus €20million in add-ons.
But according to BeIn Sports the two clubs have agreed a fee that meets Dortmund’s €150million valuation of the 20-year-old. It claims that Barcelona will pay €120million up front with a further €30million payable in add-ons and bonuses.
Dortmund only signed Dembele last summer from French side Rennes for a fee of €15million. That means they will have made a ten-fold return on their investment in just a year. The France international made a total of 50 appearances for Dortmund scoring ten goals for the club.
If BeIn Sport’s return turns out to be correct then it could spell the end of Barca’s pursuit of Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho. The Catalan side have already spend €80million of the €222million they received from the sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month. If true, the arrival of Dembele would mean they have spent the lot even though some of the money payable to Dortmund would be dependent on his performances.