After months of negotiations between the two parties, Barcelona agreed to extend Ousmane Dembélé’s contract until June 2024. The renewal reportedly includes a release clause of €50 million that will be active next summer.
According to what is reported by L’Équipe, Ousmane Dembélé and his entourage will receive half of the reported €50 million if an interested party ends up triggering the buy-out clause.
Last summer, Barcelona considered allowing Dembélé to leave the club. But with the Frenchman being adamant to stay put at the Catalan side, Barça went on to extend his contract by agreeing to raise the player’s salary.
However, the winger did not receive any signing bonuses for penning the contract extension. And his agent also had to relinquish commissions, with the agreement stressing that if the release clause gets activated next summer, Dembélé and his representatives will receive 50% of the total amount.
The report claims that it helped Barcelona avoid any further collapse in regard to their financial situation since they did not have to pay the signing bonuses.
Since the start of the 2022/23 season, Dembélé has scored two goals and four assists from eight appearances across all competitions. He has also made the France squad assembled for their upcoming Nations League matches against Austria and Denmark.
GFFN | Jyotirmoy Halder