In a potential transfer saga that could reshape the landscape of European football, Paris Saint-Germain has set its sights on Barcelona’s Ousmane Dembélé.
Foot Mercato reported on Thursday that the capital club sees the Frenchman as their primary target should Kylian Mbappé depart for Real Madrid.
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◉ Ousmane Dembélé est la priorité de Doha en cas de départ de Kylian Mbappé.
◉ Un joueur très apprécié par Luis Enrique.
◉ L'attaquant du Barça dispose d'une clause libératoire de 50M€ que Paris est prêt à lever 💣. Les Blaugranas veulent rapidement… pic.twitter.com/YxIUQGnFvD
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Dembélé is highly regarded by PSG’s manager, Luis Enrique. The Parisian club is reportedly prepared to activate the 26-year-old’s release clause of €50 million to secure his services.
The French winger’s skill set and ability to play across multiple positions make him an ideal candidate to fill the void left by Mbappé. During Enrique’s time as the Spanish national team manager likely tracked a lot of FC Barcelona games, resulting in admiration.
For Barcelona, retaining Dembélé’s services has become a priority. The Catalans are keen on extending the talented forward’s contract to ensure his long-term commitment to the club.
With the prospect of losing a player of Dembélé’s caliber, Barcelona likely has to move swiftly in negotiations, seeking to secure his future at Camp Nou.
The former Borussia Dortmund man’s time at Barcelona has been a mixture of impressive performances and unfortunate injuries, which have sometimes hindered his progress.