It’s a soap opera that kept the Catalan press spellbound from January to June. The extension of Ousmane Dembélé to Barcelona took a very long time to take shape before the formalization on July 14 of a new lease until 2024. In all the negotiations that the Frenchman and his entourage will have corrected with the Catalan leaders, the he desire to stay at Barcelona has always been made very clear.
But not under any conditions. The idea of a departure was concretely opened following the financial difficulties of FC Barcelona. A solution was finally found at the beginning of the summer to settle all the parties. The Blaugranas made a first effort by accepting a salary increase for the native of Vernon (Eure). The player then helped in turn by making concessions on his signing bonus.
It’s simple, the French international (27 caps) was not hit with a signing bonus by extending to FC Barcelona. As its representatives conceded not to receive commissions. On the other hand, all the parties have agreed on a release clause estimated at 50 M€ valid next summer. If this clause is activated by a club, 50% of the sum will then go to Ousmane Dembélé and his representatives. A way to defer payment and meet the demands of the Frenchman and his entourage without tapping into the fragile finances of the Spanish club.