FC Barcelona isn’t taking too kindly to Paris Saint-Germain’s attempt to secure Ousmane Dembélé by paying his €50 million release clause by Monday at midnight. The capital club is racing against time to pay the frugal price.
Additionally, the Spanish giants will only receive €25 million, so they’d not only lose their star player, but the financial compensation isn’t all that great. So, it might explain why the Catalan side is unhappy with the situation.
Mundo Deportivo reports that Barcelona is preparing to battle with the Ligue 1 champions. The La Liga club is ready to take the matter to UEFA to investigate whether PSG is adhering to Financial Fair Play regulations and the origins of their economic resources.
🚨 Le Barça à l’intention d’entrer en guerre avec le PSG si la clause libératoire d’Ousmane Dembélé est levée.
Barcelone demandera à l'UEFA d'enquêter pour savoir si Paris respecte ou non le Fair-play financier et d'où le club parisien tire toutes ses ressources économiques.… pic.twitter.com/BU9ioVo29k
— Actu Foot (@ActuFoot_) July 31, 2023
Barcelona’s stance reflects their determination to hold on to their prized asset and avoid losing Dembélé to PSG without a significant financial gain. These next few hours will surely be interesting.
If the French side triggers the release clause and only pays €50 million, a whole new can of worms will be unleashed between two clubs with a tense relationship.