La Liga: Ousmane Dembele signed by Barcelona on five-year contract from Borussia Dortmund


Barcelona: Ousmane Dembele brought an end to protracted transfer talks by agreeing a five-year deal with Barcelona worth €105 million ($125 million) plus add-ons, the Spanish giants announced Friday.

Dembele, 20, moves from Borussia Dortmund, where he has been suspended since he boycotted training on August 10 in protest after the German club rejected Barca's first bid.

FILE - In this April 29 2017 file photo, Dortmund's Ousmane Dembele attends the Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and 1. FC Cologne in Dortmund. Borussia Dortmund says Sunday Aug. 13, 2017 France forward Ousmane Dembele remains suspended from team training "until further notice" as he agitates for a move to Barcelona. Dembele has reportedly refused all contact with the club since Barcelona made a bid reported to be worth 105 million euros ($124 million) including add-ons. (Bernd Thissen/dpa via AP,file)

Ousmane Dembele has been signed by Barcelona. AP

The add-ons amount to a maximum of €42 million, according to Dortmund, which would make it the second biggest transfer in history after Neymar's move From Barca to Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month.

"FC Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund have reached an agreement for the transfer of Ousmane Dembele for €105 million plus add-ons," Barca said in a statement.

"The player will sign a five-year contract and his buy-out clause is set at €400 million."

The winger, capped seven times by France, will arrive in Barcelona on Sunday and undergo a medical on Monday.


Barca were in desperate need for reinforcements since being caught cold by Neymar's decision to join PSG for a world record €222 million.

Dembele, who cost Dortmund just €15 million from Rennes last year, has paid the price for the ongoing saga over his future, with France coach Didier Deschamps opting to omit him from the national squad for upcoming World Cup qualifiers against the Netherlands and Luxembourg on Thursday.


Published Date: Aug 25, 2017 09:18 pm | Updated Date: Aug 25, 2017 09:18 pm



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