France international Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembélé (25) has made a €100k donation to support the club that played a major part in his youth career, Evreux FC 27, according to a report from Paris-Normandie. Before he made the switch to the Stade Rennais youth academy in 2010, Dembélé played for the Normandy side.
The Vernon-born player wore a Evreux jersey during the 2022 World Cup when the France’s squad paid tributes to their youth academy clubs.
The Normandy outfit are struggling following their National 2 (fourth-tier) promotion last summer. Evreux FC 27 even received a 3-point deduction by the DNCG, French football’s financial watchdog, for illiquidity.
Evreux have confirmed Dembélé’s remarkable donation on their Facebook account, lauding his outpouring of generosity and financial help to the club in their period of need. “Ousmane has always backed the club and he allows us today, with volunteers and educators, to offer 700 players better circumstances to perform in their game and follow in his footsteps.“
Evreux FC 27 president Samuel Brigantino and Evreux mayor Guy Lefrand have congratulated Dembélé for his selfless donation and expressed him their gratitude. “His generous gesture expresses the extent to which Ousmane has never lost sight of the club that formed him.”
GFFN | Bastien Cheval