Barcelona Complete €150m Deal For Ousmane Dembélé

Barcelona Complete €150m Deal For Ousmane Dembélé
Aug 24, 2017

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According to Sky Sports, Borussia Dortmund winger Ousmane Dembélé has agreed a blockbuster deal that will take him to Barcelona. The Catalonian club, struggling to complete marquee signings in the summer transfer window after the world record sale of Neymar, have taken a step in the right direction with the signing of Dembélé.

The report from Sky, which details talks in Monaco between Dortmund and Barcelona, claims that the 20-year-old could be moving for as much as €150m, which would make him the second most expensive signing in football history behind the departed Neymar himself. However, his versatility, ability, and potential explain the hefty fee reportedly required.

Dembélé has played in various formations at the Westfalenstadion, bringing light to his versatility. His complete two-footedness allows him to play on either wing, and his creative skills enabled him to play behind striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the 3-1-4-2 formation that Dortmund used in the Champions League knockout stages.

Despite the pressure of stepping up to one of the biggest clubs in Europe from Rennes, the versatile winger registered 8 goals and 18 assists in the Bundesliga and Champions League last season, particularly impressing in the latter competition, where he played a vital role in Dortmund’s run to the quarterfinals.

Combine this with the fact that he’s just 20, it is easy to see that the young Frenchman has the potential to offer a completely different type of threat to Neymar, complementing Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez. Their nimble, clinical nature is well complemented by Dembélé’s explosiveness, pace, and creativity, and this addition should allow them to score more goals.

While this signing is expensive, it promises to be an integral purchase for the future of a Barcelona side that has not looked good early this season. Dembélé possesses every trait required to be one of the best players at the Camp Nou for the next decade, and having dreamed of playing at the club, he will be motivated to do exactly that.

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