Barcelona have completed the stage of Ousmane Dembélé in their ranks with the departure of the talented French winger to Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). Although the operation has not yet been officially announced, there is no turning back, as revealed by a revealing change on the official LaLiga website: number 7, previously owned by Dembélé, is now worn by Ferran Torres, while number 11 has been loaned out to Raphinha.
This movement of the bibs has a deeper meaning, as MARCA reveals. One of last season’s standout players, Ferran Torres, has voluntarily given Raphinha the number 11 as a personal gesture. The number has always been associated with the Brazilian and Torres showed noble sportsmanship in accepting the move.
Ousmane Dembélé’s transfer will be worth €50m, which is in line with his cancellation clause as there was ultimately no agreement between the French and the Catalans to reduce this amount, despite the player wanting both clubs to negotiate. Barcelona’s sporting management are also working on Kessie’s exit, whose destination appears to be Saudi Arabia.
You are already in Paris
Former Barcelona player Ousmane Dembélé is already in Paris finalizing the details of his new professional career at PSG. The Catalan club have publicly admitted in recent days that Dembélé is no longer part of the first-team dynamic. The French footballer even got permission not to compete in the Joan Gamper Trophy.
The official announcement of his departure is imminent unless there is a drastic change in the situation. Dembélé joined Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund in the 2017/18 season for an operation worth €135m, of which 105 have been committed and 30 depended on his performance at the club, a large amount of which has already been paid.