Ousmane Dembele Could Be Available For A Dirt-Cheap Price This Summer
The Blaugrana forked out a whopping £130 million to draft him in as Neymar's replacement in 2017 but the former Borussia Dortmund winger has struggled for form and fitness.
He's played 74 times for the club, including just five starts for the La Liga champions in the current campaign.
And with coronavirus having a negative financial impact, SPORT say Barcelona are now keen on removing his £200,000-a-week pay packet from their wage budget and have dropped their asking to just £37 million.
Barcelona have apparently reduced their asking price for Ousmane Dembélé to just £37m.- Patrick Timmons (@PatrickTimmons1) May 23, 2020
If the reports are accurate, would you like to see him at Arsenal next season? pic.twitter.com/rbnhCPITNG
Barcelona are desperate to move on Ousmane Dembele (23) and would accept offers of only £37m for the winger.- City Chief (@City_Chief) May 23, 2020
Should City consider signing him or are his injuries too much of a problem? pic.twitter.com/BzDRJv5wfd
Ousmane Dembele for £37 million!!!!- Pepenelli:syringe: (@PepenelliV2) May 23, 2020
Reunite these two I beg. pic.twitter.com/Rjnnk6vbgo
It's a third of what they paid three years back and highlights what a disappointing investment the Frenchman has been in Catalonia.
Still, even with his persistent muscle injuries, the 23-year old could still be a very tidy addition given the price tag being mooted.
PSG have been heavily linked with bringing the former Rennes man back to France, while Italian and Chinese clubs could also be in the race for his services.
Barcelona inserted a mammoth €400 million release clause in Dembele's contract upon his arrival at the Nou Camp but after an underwhelming stint he's now poised to leave on the cheap.
Dembele has won back to back titles with Barcelona, scoring 19 goals in all competitions.
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