it has been a while since Paris Saint-Germain activated the €50 million release clause for Ousmane Dembele.
But it wasn’t until today when Barcelona confirmed the sale, with the attacker joining the ranks at PSG ahead of the new season.
Shortly after the announcement, SPORT has come up with details of the deal, suggesting Barça are set to receive a lot more than what was expected.
Barcelona to receive €35.4 million from Dembele sale
The overall value of Dembele’s transfer to PSG stands at €50.4 million, as confirmed by the club.
Barcelona were expected to receive roughly half the amount, with the other half going to Dembele and his agent.
But SPORT suggests Barcelona are set to receive €35.4 million from the Dembele sale, in what could prove to be a major boost for the Catalans.
This comes shortly after reports claiming PSG had lost patience with Barcelona, who were stalling the sale.
In truth, the club were trying to work out a deal with Dembele’s environment, arguing that the player has not met certain parameters to receive half the amount of the transfer.
Finally, the two parties closed the agreement last night, which subsequently led to Barcelona making the deal official today.
The Catalans receiving €35.4 million is substantially more than what they were hoping for. And this fresh revenue is sure to boost their efforts in the market.
The club have recently registered new signing Ilkay Gundogan, but their main priority is to sign a new right-back and an attacker ahead of the new season.
Barça are forecasting a few more sales in the coming week, which could go a long way in helping the club reach their targets in the market.