Ousmane Dembele will wear a Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) jersey.
Reporter Fabricio Romano, who is well versed in European football news, said on the 4th (hereinafter Korean time) with the unique comment “Here we go”, “Dembele is going to PSG. A medical test has been booked. A contract valid until June 2028. will be signed,” he said.안전놀이터
The transfer fee was also disclosed. Reporter Romano explained, “On the 31st, the non-disclosure clause of 50 million euros (about 71 billion won) was activated.” Dembele’s release clause until July 31 was €50 million. However, an option to increase it to 100 million euros from August 1 is included. As a result, the expectation that PSG would quickly recruit him was dominant. However, PSG failed to activate Dembele’s release clause.
Of course, the possibility of buying it for 50 million euros remained. Reporter Romano explained, “PSG has sent an official letter to Barcelona to activate the ‘non-disclosure’ clause. Through this, they can buy Dembele for 50 million euros. The deal must be concluded by this weekend.”
Dembele, a French national, stepped on the professional stage from the 2015-16 season after going through Stade Rennes Youth. His potential was plentiful. Dembele was a highly anticipated prospect enough to win the Ligue 1 Rookie of the Year award with 12 goals and 5 assists in 26 games in his debut season.
Immediately, Dortmund sent a love call and recruited him. Even on the Bundesliga stage, Dembele flew. In his first season, he contributed 10 goals and 21 assists in 49 appearances in all competitions. In just one season, Barcelona offered a whopping 135 million euros (approximately 192 billion won), and eventually moved to Barcelona. The reason why Barcelona invested this amount was because Neymar was transferred to PSG at the time and pointed out as a replacement.
However, there was a problem when I recruited him. He has a glass body temperament that has plagued him with injuries every season. After all, he has never had a full season. Dembele suffered a hamstring injury in his first season at Barcelona, limiting him to 19 league appearances. He played 5 seasons until last season, but only played 185 games in all competitions.
Even in this situation, coach Xabi Hernandez pushed for a renewal of the contract. It is because of the value that Dembele has shown in the meantime. In addition, Dembele showed an explosive appearance after receiving trust from Xavi’s appointment. Dembele, who had only 2 assists in the first half of the 2021-22 season, scored 1 goal and 11 assists in the second half, ranking first in the La Liga help rankings. It was a real bummer. Dembele led Barcelona’s attack from the right side, and became the number 1 target for the opponent with sharp crosses and surprise shooting.
Last season, there was also a period of absence due to injury, but when he appeared in the game, he showed a good figure. He scored 5 goals and 7 assists in 25 matches in La Liga. In the end, Barcelona agreed to a two-year renewal contract with Dembele on the 14th. However, after 3 weeks of renewing the contract, PSG started to pay attention.
He leaves the team ahead of the season, and it has been argued that the additional revenue Barcelona earns is only a small fraction. Spain’Sport’ said on the 1st, “The problem lies in the distribution of the transfer fee. Dembele and his agent claimed that he was entitled to half the transfer fee of 50 million euros according to the details of his contract. It can be interpreted that the option may not be fulfilled and may not be paid.”
If Barcelona only earns 25 million euros (about 36 billion won), it will be remembered as a truly catastrophic failure. Barcelona acquired Dembele in the summer of 2017 for a transfer fee of 135 million euros (approximately 192 billion won). However, he showed a performance that was below expectations and even wrote the stigma of ‘the best eating and running’, and was handed over to PSG at a bargain price.
Director Xavi already revealed this publicly, and the transfer was in an atmosphere of becoming a fait accompli. After the match against AC Milan on the 2nd, Xavi said, “Dembele asked us to leave. He received an offer from PSG and we couldn’t do anything. It is his personal decision.”
“It hurts my heart because I think we took good care of him here so that he is happy and content and he can continue to change us. But he got an offer and decided to leave, so he didn’t play today either. PSG We wish him good luck in his future.”