‘704 billion’ buyout doubles in two days…PSG considers ‘triggering buyout’

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are considering triggering Ousmane Dembele’s buyout clause.

PSG have been active in the transfer market this summer. They’ve parted ways with veterans like Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos, but they’ve filled the void with even more talent. They brought in Manuel Ugarte, Milan Skriniar, Luca Hernandez, Cher N’Dour, and Marco Asensio, as well as South Korea’s next ace, Lee Kang-in, and gave Luis Enrique the reins, signaling their desire to win big.

Additional signings are also being considered. With the future of ‘ace’ Kylian Mbappe unclear, the search for attacking options has begun. Barcelona’s Dembele is the main target. According to French outlet Foot Mercato’s Santi Auna, “If Mbappe leaves, Dembele is PSG’s priority target. Coach Enrique thinks highly of him.”

Dembele is a talented player. At Dortmund, he developed into one of the best wingers in the Bundesliga and came to Barcelona for a huge transfer fee. Barcelona hoped he would fill the void left by Neymar, but the reality was cold. Dembele didn’t help the team due to frequent injuries. Five and a half years after joining the club, he has only made 185 career appearances. He showed signs of resurgence in the second half of the 2021-22 season, but injuries once again derailed his rebound in 2022-23.

Dembele’s future is currently unclear. His contract with Barcelona expires in a year, but he hasn’t been linked with a new deal. With Barcelona in financial trouble, they’ll need to sell him this summer to raise funds.

Of course, Dembele’s first priority is to stay. Jacques Talbot, a journalist who has worked for the British publication The Times, wrote on social media on Monday, “Dembele is fully focused on Barcelona and wants to stay at the club despite speculation of a move to PSG. He continues to talk to Barcelona and if he signs a contract, it will be for four years.”

PSG have not given up either. They are considering triggering Dembele’s buyout clause. European football transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano wrote on social media on Monday, “PSG have opened talks to trigger Dembele’s buyout clause. The amount is €50 million, which is valid until July 31. The possibilities are still being discussed and nothing has been decided yet. Dembele’s position is clear. He wants to stay at Barcelona and we are discussing a new contract.” 안전놀이터

PSG are in a hurry. As we move into August, Dembele’s buyout clause will increase. “Dembele’s buyout clause is officially €50 million, but after Monday it will be €100 million,” said Sky Sports reporter Kabe Solhekol.