Rumors are swirling once again as Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) rekindles its interest in the talented winger, Ousmane Dembélé, from FC Barcelona. With speculations surrounding Mbappé’s potential departure, the French club has set its sights on the dynamic Barça winger. Reports from ‘Radio Montecarlo’ suggest that PSG is on the verge of triggering Dembélé’s release clause of €50 million before the end of July. Should PSG make the move, the young Frenchman would pocket half of the clause, leaving Barcelona with only €25 million. This isn’t the first time PSG has shown interest in Dembélé, having made previous approaches during last summer’s transfer window.
Throughout the negotiations, Barcelona sees Dembélé as committed to the club, with clear intentions to remain a part of the Blaugrana family. The skillful winger extended his contract until 2024 last season and discussions are ongoing to further extend it until 2027. However, PSG’s financial prowess makes the current €50 million release clause a tempting option for the club known for splurging in the transfer market.
Barcelona remains confident in Dembélé’s dedication, with the player expressing his desire to stay with the team. Negotiations, however, have encountered significant financial differences, possibly influenced by Moussa Sissoko, Dembélé’s agent, in a strategic negotiating move. Despite the ongoing talks, it is worth noting that Dembélé has had other offers to leave this summer, although he has shown no interest in the opportunities from the Arab region.
Not the first time PSG want Dembélé’s signature
The Dembélé-PSG saga dates back quite a while. Previous reports suggested that PSG was convinced of Dembélé’s potential and approached the player last summer. However, the 26-year-old was steadfast in his commitment to Barcelona. The Barça forward had a tumultuous time during contract negotiations last season but ultimately decided to continue his journey with the Catalan giants.
During the summer of 2019, PSG was once again rumored to be interested in Dembélé. Potentially as part of a deal involving Neymar. The winger’s agent firmly quashed these speculations, asserting that Dembélé was determined to remain with Barcelona.
With the transfer window closing in, Dembélé’s future remains uncertain. Barcelona is determined to keep the talented winger, but PSG’s renewed interest casts a shadow of doubt. As the clock ticks down, all eyes are on Dembélé’s decision. Will he continue to grace the Camp Nou, or will he embark on a new adventure with PSG? The football world awaits the resolution of this captivating transfer saga.