French winger Ousmane Dembele will join Paris Saint-Germain by 99 percent, Spaniard Luis Enrique, head coach of the French capital, said today, Friday, at a press conference.
The Spain and former Barcelona coach said: “Dembele is not a Saint Germain player legally, not 100 per cent, but 99 per cent. There is one more item left in the contract.
And although the 26-year-old world champion has become inevitable from Barcelona to a Qatar-owned team, his participation will not be possible tomorrow, Saturday, against Lorient at the Parc des Princes, in the first stage of the French championship. Football league.
Barcelona head coach Xavi Hernandez confirmed last Tuesday that Dembele was about to leave the Catalan club.
Dembélé sat on the bench during Barcelona’s 1-0 victory over Milan in Las Vegas at the end of the Catalan team’s US preparatory tour, after informing the Spanish champions of his desire to leave.
The Qatar-owned Paris club, which is trying to make up for the departure of Argentine Lionel Messi to Inter Miami and the possible departure of its first star Kylian Mbappe, has decided to activate a penalty clause in Dembele’s contract in preparation for his inclusion from Barcelona, according to French sports newspaper L’Equipe. on Tuesday.
The newspaper indicated that Saint-Germain sent a message to Barcelona that he would pay a penalty clause in Dembele’s contract, valued at 50 million euros, leaving the Parisian club five days to settle the deal.
Dembele joined Barcelona in 2017 from Borussia Dortmund for €105m before bonuses, with one more year left on his contract with the Spanish champions.
Dembele will be the ninth player hired by the French capital this summer, after Portuguese striker Gonzalo Ramos, Slovak defenders Milan Skrinjar and France’s Luca Hernandez, Uruguayan midfielders Manuel Ugarte and Italy’s Cher Ndura, and Spanish strikers Marco Asensio and Sauta. Korean Kang-In Lee, and the goalkeeper is Spaniard Arno Tenas.