Ousmane Dembele has reportedly reached a pre-contractual deal to join PSG from Barcelona on a transfer with Bosman this summer.
According to a report from the Catalan media El Nacional, Ousmane Dembele is getting closer to joining Paris Saint-Germain in the summer transfer window. The Barcelona contract rebel has reached a pre-contract deal with the Ligue 1 giants over a possible transfer from Bosman.
Ousmane Dembele joined Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund in August 2017 after Neymar’s shock departure. Widely touted as a possible long-term successor to the Brazilian, the France international struggled to start fully at Camp Nou due to a string of injuries.
To date, the 24-year-old has made 127 appearances for Barcelona, scoring 31 goals and 23 assists in the process. However, the Catalan giants are concerned about Dembele’s long-term future, as he entered the final six months of his contract. As a result, he can negotiate a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs. Such a situation caught the attention of PSG.
Paris Saint-Germain’s interest is understandable, given that Kylian Mbappe faces an uncertain future at the club. The France international could join Real Madrid on a free transfer this summer and is in a similar situation to Dembele’s at Barcelona.
Interestingly, after being seen as a possible successor to Neymar, the Barcelona contract rebel, whose contractual situation at the club has become increasingly complicated in recent weeks, could join the Brazilian forward at PSG himself. This is because he is set to sign an exceptional new deal to reject Barcelona’s latest proposal.
Such a development has pushed PSG into action, with talks about opening a free transfer recently. And now PSG and Dembele have reached a pre-contractual deal to land a transfer from Bosman in the summer transfer window, which means the fate of the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner Barcelona is sealed.
The latest development is a blow to many other contenders like Chelsea, Manchester United and Newcastle United, with Dembele getting closer to a move to Paris. It remains to be seen if the situation will change soon. The 24-year-old is returning to his homeland to join PSG as it stands.