Barcelona agree deal to sign Dembele from Dortmund

Ousmane Dembele (photo: Reuters)

Barcelona have agreed a fee for the transfer of Borussia Dortmund‘s Ousmane Dembele to Spain, ending a saga that led to the talented 20-year-old winger being suspended by the Bundesliga club, Germany’s Bild newspaper said on Thursday.

Citing unnamed sources the newspaper said Barcelona had agreed to pay Dortmund €120 million and up to €150 million depending on performance bonuses, making it the second most expensive signing ever.

The paper reported the deal was struck in Monaco where both teams’ representatives are present for the Champions League draw. It was unclear if contracts had been signed.

Brazilian Neymar joined Paris St Germain from Barcelona in a world record move worth €222 million earlier this month.

France international Dembele, who joined Dortmund last year from Stade Rennes in a €15-million deal running to 2021, had been forcing his move to Spain and had missed training earlier this month, leading to his suspension.

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