Dembele set to join Barcelona for €150m

Barcelona have finally reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund to bring Ousmane Dembele to the Nou Camp, according to reports in Spain.

The 20-year-old Frenchman will cost the La Liga giants around €150m, which would make him the second most expensive footballer ever, behind Neymar, who recently made a €222m move from Barca to Paris Saint-Germain.

According to the reports, Barca are prepared to break their own transfer record with an initial offer of 120 million euros supplemented by 30 million extra in add-ons.

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Dembele, who cost Dortmund only 15m euros from Rennes last year, was suspended two weeks ago by Dortmund when he missed training in agitation for a move.

In their bid for reinforcements since Neymar’s decision to join Paris Saint-Germain, Barca have brought in Paulinho from Chinese Super League side, Guangzhou Evergrande, and now Dembele.

Meanwhile, sports dailies in Spain have reported that Barca are hopeful of unveiling Dembele this weekend.


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