Barca agree potential €150m Dembele deal
Barcelona confirmed the capture of Borussia Dortmund winger Ousmane Dembele yesterday subject to passing a medical, as they begin rebuilding their attack following the departure of Neymar to PSG.
The two clubs have agreed a fee of €105m plus add-ons, and the French international will sign a five-year contract with a massive buy-out clause of €400m.
The 20-year-old had 20 assists in all competitions last season and scored 10 goals, as well as winning his first senior cap for France against Italy last September.
Dembele will have his medical on Monday and, all being well, that formality will be followed by his presentation to supporters at the Nou Camp. Ernesto Valverde, the Barcelona head coach, will hope that the speedy winger's trickery and dribbling ability will help to fill the void left by Neymar.
Dortmund revealed Dembele's fee could rise to €150m due to additional bonus payments.
Meanwhile, Arsenal and Everton face challenging tests on their return to the Europa League following yesterday's group stage draw in Monaco.
Arsenal were drawn to play Belarus' BATE Borisov, Cologne of Germany and Serbia's Red Star Belgrade in Group H.
Everton will play France's Lyon - hosts of this season's final - Italy's Atalanta and Apollon Limassol of Cyprus in Group E. (© Daily Telegraph, London)