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Rennes Set For Huge Dembele Windfall After Barcelona Deal

Rennes Set For Huge Dembele Windfall After Barcelona Deal

Borussia Dortmund aren't the only ones who are profiting massively from the sale of Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona.

The Bundesliga giants have confirmed the sale of the French winger to the Catalan club for a fee of £96 million, only a year after signing him from Rennes for £13 million.

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In other words, Dortmund have earned themselves £83 million of pure profit on a player only a year after signing him. Well, not quite £83 million, actually.

Instead, 25% of the fee that has taken Dembele to the Camp Nou must be paid to Rennes, who now stand to earn just shy of £25 million for a player who last played for them over a year ago.




The Ligue Un club inserted the clause into the deal taking the 20-year-old to Dortmund last summer, perhaps safe in the knowledge that they would reap the rewards of a huge deal taking the prodigious youngster elsewhere in the future. Not bad business savvy, eh?

Including add-ons, Barcelona could end up parting with £135 million in total for Dembele, which is even more galling for the Blaugrana when you consider they had the opportunity to sign the French prodigy for just shy of £5 million last year.



Nevermind eh, lads, just north of £100 million that hesitancy cost you.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: FC Barcelona, Football, Ousmane Dembele, Rennes, Borussia Dortmund

Joe Baiamonte

Northerner. Assistant Editor of SPORTbible. Studied Journalism and Broadcasting in a portakabin on a car park of Salford University for three years. Believes football peaked with Serie A in the '90s and strong-arms pro wrestling references into as many articles as possible. Neymar once took 50 euros off me during a game of poker.

 

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