8/28/2017 5:00:06 PM

Barcelona complete £135.5m deal for Ousmane Dembele

Barcelona complete £135.5m deal for Ousmane Dembele

Barcelona: Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele signed a five-year contract with Barcelona at the Nou Camp alongside the club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu on Monday.

The Spanish side completed a deal to sign the 20-year-old for an initial £96.8m fee, potentially rising to £135.5m.

The deal is the second most expensive of all time, eclipsed only by Neymar’s recent £200m move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Barca said Dembele’s contract has a release clause of 400m euros (£369.6m).

“I’m very happy to be here. It has always been my dream to be at Barcelona and now I'm here. I'm very happy to have achieved my dream,” said Dembele.

Dembele's last appearance for Dortmund came in the German Super Cup on August 5. The Bundesliga side rejected a bid from Barca for the forward earlier in August, with the player then suspended for missing training.

Dembele scored 10 goals and provided 20 assists in all competitions to help Dortmund finish third in the Bundesliga last season.

 

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