The transfer saga surrounding Ousmane Dembélé has taken another turn, with FC Barcelona taking a firm stance. Paris Saint-Germain is racing against time to trigger the €50 million release by Monday at midnight.
Although a few hours are left for the capital club to secure the player at an economical fee, Barcelona doesn’t intend to help the French giants with negotiations.
Diario SPORT reports that the Spanish club has made it clear that they will not entertain any negotiations. As a result, they want PSG to trigger Dembélé’s release clause if they are serious about acquiring his services.
🚨🚨💣| At the moment, FC Barcelona's stance is that they will not negotiate with PSG. If they want to buy Dembélé, they have to pay his release clause: Either €50M or €100M. @sport pic.twitter.com/qw9JUjgfej
— Managing Barça (@ManagingBarca) July 31, 2023
If the capital club wants the 26-year-old, they’ll need to pay the €50 million release clause, or if they can’t meet the deadline, they’ll need to pay €100 million as it jumps to that price on August 1.
Dembélé, who joined Barcelona in 2017 from Borussia Dortmund, has shown glimpses of his immense talent at the club. However, injuries have played a role in displaying his abilities.
It will be interesting to see if PSG can beat time and secure the winger at a remarkable price to replace Kylian Mbappé.