Dembele at PSG, Qatar keeps the file warm

After more than a year of suffering to extend Ousmane Dembélé, FC Barcelona will have to go back to fighting to keep him. The fault of his new contract and a very accessible release clause, in particular for the finances of PSG.

Holder within the French team vice-world champion in Qatar, Ousmane Dembélé confirms month after month to have found his best level. This can be seen much more at Barça where he is one of the club’s attacking captains. This season, he has 5 goals and 7 assists in all competitions without forgetting his many confusing dribbles. If he had trouble digesting his transfer to Catalonia in the first years, he is now a confirmed part of Xavi. Enough to make it a jewel for the Blaugranas and therefore a prime target for other major foreign clubs like PSG.

Dembele for 50 million, PSG says yes

The Parisian club already put intense pressure on the Catalans last season as Dembélé reached the end of his contract. Eventually, despite the Blaugrana’s financial problems, the Frenchman extended for two more years. However, this remains very weak to leave Barça alone and it is nothing compared to the release clause. According to the Catalan media, it is well within the reach of the Paris stock exchanges.

In his old five-year contract, Dembélé was protected by a clause at 400 million euros. From now on, it is fixed at 100 million euros and even at 50 million from the second year of the contract, that is after next June. A sum that PSG is ready to put for a player who has been envying them for some time, without getting into trouble with financial fair play in the process. We can understand that panic agitates Catalonia with this scenario at Neymar in 2017, but much less profitable. The next six months will be crucial for Barça in the case, it remains to be seen whether Dembélé will want to extend again or rather join Lionel Messi and his buddy Kylian Mbappé.

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