Dembele moved to PSG for 596 crores. Everything was already fine. A day ago, Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez also confirmed that Ousmane Dembele is going to PSG. There was some doubt about the sum of money. But according to rumors, Dembele is finally moving to Paris for 50 million euros (more than 596 crores in Bangladeshi currency).
The 26-year-old winger has been signed by the League One champions on a five-year deal. PSG confirmed the agreement with Barcelona last Sunday. Dembele will officially complete his contract with the Parisians at the end of this week. Before that, his medical will be on Friday (August 4). This is what Fabrizio Romano, a reliable source about the party change, said on Thursday night.
Earlier on Wednesday, confirming Dembele’s departure, Barca coach Xavi told the Spanish TV channel, “I want to say very clearly, he (Dembele) has told us he wants to leave the club. He spoke directly. He has an offer from PSG. From there they called him. We have nothing to do from here. It is his personal decision.’
Xavi has candidly admitted that Barca cannot afford to keep the French World Cup-winning star at the club despite PSG’s desire to keep Dembele.
He said, ‘We cannot compete with them. PSG’s offer is too big and beyond our reach. He spoke to Luis Enrique (PSG coach) and Al Khelaifi (PSG chairman).’
He also said that Xavier’s heart is bleeding after losing his long-time disciple. Xavi said, ‘I feel pain. Because I thought we took good care of him and he is happy here. But he told us, he has a proposal and wants to leave us. That’s why he was not played today.
Barca signed Dembele from Borussia Dortmund in 2017 in a sky-high €135 million deal. However, he could not play many matches due to injury. He scored 40 goals in 185 matches in 6 years. Dembele won three La Liga and Copa del Rey titles for the club.