It’s been a transfer window full of surprises, and Barcelona could be set to carry on this trend. According to the football transfer rumours in Spanish Media (Sport), Barcelona have reached agreement to sign Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembélé.
The France international has joined Borussia Dortmund from Rennes for a fee in the region of 15 million euros in July 2016. The 20-year-old has a valid contract with Borussia Dortmund until June 2021.
Since his arrival from Rennes, Ousmane Dembélé has scored 10 goals and provided 22 assists in 50 games for Borussia Dortmund in all competitions last season.
The 20-year-old is considered to be one of the best forwards in France. Ousmane Dembélé has represented France at Under-17, Under-18, Under-19 and Under-21 level, winning 20 caps and scoring 4 goals, before making his senior international debut in September 2016. As a member of France national football team, Ousmane Dembélé has won 7 caps and has scored one goal.
The France international is high in demand this summer, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for Borussia Dortmund last term. Ernesto Valverde wants to sign a new forward this summer and Ousmane Dembélé is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe.
Barcelona manager is a long term admirer of Ousmane Dembélé and believes he can get the most out of the France international. Ernesto Valverde will reportedly be handed a huge transfer kitty this summer and the Borussia Dortmund forward is thought to be among the manager’s priorities.
Barcelona are in the market for just a handful of statement signings this summer who can improve the first-team. The France international would be a versatile addition for the Barcelona, having featured at forward, central midfield and in a wider midfield role.
According to the report in Spanish Media, Borussia Dortmund have accepted the offer in the region of 100 million euros up-front from Barcelona. The Spanish giants and Borussia Dortmund are now negotiating the add-ons. Dortmund representatives want an additional 30 million euros based on the player’s performance, but Barcelona think this figure is too high and want to reduce it or reduce the up-front fee.
Having signed Ousmane Dembélé for 15 million euros in the summer of 2016, to make a 85-115 million euros profit on the 20-year-old who, without question, will be fantastic for Borussia Dortmund is a good deal all round.