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Ousmane Dembele Joins Barcelona

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Ousmane Dembele Joins Barcelona

Courtesy: Goal.com

Fleet-footed winger Ousmane Dembele has finally been granted his dream move to Barcelona as Borussia Dortmund pocket a massive transfer fee for the precocious French talent.


The 105 million euros ($125 million) set to be forked out by Barcelona, not including potential add-ons, on Friday dwarfs the 15m euros Dortmund paid Rennes for Dembele in July 2016.


Barely into his teenage years at the time, Dembele said his inspirations were Lionel Messi and Neymar - the former will be his new team-mate and the latter is the man he is replacing.


“They’re great players. I try to follow their games and copy what they do in training,” said a youthful Dembele while still at Rennes.


The 2015/16 season saw Dembele make his breakthrough, scoring 12 times in 26 games for Rennes in the French league and setting up five goals.