The much-anticipated transfer of Ousmane Dembélé from FC Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain remains at a standstill. Why? Well, there’s a reported argument over the €50 million fee.
Mundo Deportivo’s Fernando Polo reports that discussions continue between Barcelona and Dembélé’s agents regarding the distribution of the transfer amount.
This dispute has led to a standstill, keeping Dembélé’s status as a Barcelona player intact, at least for now. Both sides are at an impasse, with neither side willing to budge on their respective claims.
🚨 Barcelona and Ousmane Dembélé's agents are still arguing about the amount that corresponds to each party over the €50m that PSG are to pay for the Frenchman. For that reason, Dembélé still belongs to Barça for now. @ffpolo 🇫🇷 pic.twitter.com/pcyLUy5awb
— barcacentre (@barcacentre) August 6, 2023
Furthermore, the Catalan side could be playing the petty card because they might be tired of the winger’s agent, Moussa Sissoko.
Sissoko also has reportedly asked Barça to consider a deal that would see Dembélé earn more than €40 million gross per year. Nonetheless, the Frenchman will soon begin his venture at PSG. The 26-year-old will undergo his medicals and sign his contract on Monday.
With the 2023-24 Ligue 1 season beginning on Aug. 12, PSG probably wants the player ready to go so he is caught up and prepared to start in a few days.