Ousmane Dembele has turned down Barcelona’s new contract offer and decided to leave the Nou Camp in pursuit of a move to Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports.
Dembele’s current contract with Barcelona is set to expire in June, and the 24-year-old has informed the club’s board that he will not accept their final offer.
Dembele will leave the club, where he won two La Liga crowns, two Spanish Cups, the German Cup, and the Spanish Super Cup.
Dembele has formally informed the Barcelona board that he will not accept their last offer, according to AS.
As part of his preparations for a possible transfer to Paris, the 24-year-old has packed his belongings and put his house in Spain up for sale.
PSG’s new acquisitions manager, Kylian Mbappe, is allegedly desperate for Dembele to join the Ligue 1 club.
He would like to see his international teammate line up with him and Lionel Messi in PSG’s front three.
Dembele’s favorite destination is PSG, but the French international has a slew of European suitors. Bayern Munich and Chelsea have also been connected with him.
Dembele joined Barcelona from Borussia Dortmund in the summer of 2017, but he failed to live up to expectations after being hailed as Neymar’s replacement.
Dembele, on the other hand, rediscovered his form and went on to make 143 appearances for Barcelona in five seasons. He scored 32 goals during that time.
During his time in Madrid, he won six trophies and represented France in the UEFA Nations League, the 2018 World Cup, and the 2020 Euros.
Ousmane Dembele so far
He got his first professional deal with French club Rennes at the end of 2014. At the age of 17, he made his Ligue 1 debut and scored his first goal against Girondins. Borussia Dortmund took notice of his growth and signed him in the summer of 2016. Dembélé rapidly adjusted to German football, scoring 12 goals and assisting 20 times in his first season.
In the summer of 2017, he signed a five-year contract with FC Barcelona. He made his Barça debut in the league against Espanyol on September 9th and marked it with an assist.
He is a France international who played in the 2018 World Cup-winning squad in Russia alongside his Blaugrana teammate Samuel Umtiti after representing France at several youth levels.