Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) may have stumbled in their pursuit of Ousmane Dembele.
“PSG did not activate the €50 million ($706 million) buyout for Dembele,” transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano wrote on Twitter on Monday (July 1). “PSG sent an official letter to Barça to activate the ‘non-disclosure’ clause, bringing the price back to €50 million,” he said.
PSG are looking to fill the void left by Kylian Mbappe, who is likely to leave the club this summer. They have targeted Dembele as a replacement. Dembele has definitely come alive under Chavi Hernandez and is back to his expected form.
It’s not a bad choice for Dembele. He can continue to fulfill his dreams on a familiar stage in his native France.
Barça also need Dembele, but they won’t be able to keep him for long given their financial situation. However, Dembele is an expensive player, and 50 million euros is a lot to ask for. He’s more likely to get €100 million over time.
PSG are back in the game and have averted a major 스포츠토토 spending crisis. However, PSG can no longer delay the signing of Dembele. The €50 million buyout clause under the non-disclosure clause runs until the end of the week.