Ousmane Dembélé’s Barcelona release clause down to €50m

After a contract extension saga last in the previous campaign which saw him temporarily sidelined from the squad, Ousmane Dembélé has emerged as one of the key players in Barcelona’s La Liga title win this season and regained favour with the Blaugrana. 

Despite struggling with a hamstring injury in the second half of the campaign, the former Rennes man has contributed seven goals and seven assists in all competitions. With his contract expiring at the end of next year, club president Joan Laporta has already opened the door to another extension, on top of the two-year renewal he signed last year that brought him back into the fray.

According to RMC Sport today, negotiations are underway over a new contract that would tie him to the Catalans until 2027. However, Dembélé is also expected to receive several offers from other European clubs this summer, not least because his release has gone down from €100m to €50m, and will remain halved until the end of July. Some of the fee would go to the player himself, and some to hs agent.

Nevertheless, the winger – who has just completed a sixth season with the club – is happy with the recently-crowned La Liga winners and is in his manager’s good books.

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