Ousmane Dembele says he is realising a dream after arriving in Barcelona to finalise his club-record €105million transfer.
Ousmane Dembele has arrived at the Nou Camp after completing his club-record transfer from Borussia Dortmund.
The 20-year-old posed for photos while wearing an official Barcelona polo shirt as he got a first taste of life at his new home stadium.
Dembele will be officially unveiled as a Barcelona player on Monday when he signs his contract in the Nou Camp’s presidential suite.
The France international has agreed a five-year contract to become the most expensive signing in the club’s history, with Barca to pay Dortmund an initial fee of €105million.
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Dembele, signed as a direct replacement for Neymar following his €222m move to Paris Saint-Germain, will undergo a medical on Monday before his official presentation is held at Camp Nou.
Barca’s new No.11 visited the club’s offices after arriving in Spain on Sunday and admitted it was a dream come true to have secured his move.
Dembele’s new club manager Ernesto Valverde said on Friday that he was excited by the prospect of working with Dembele, who will replace some of the attacking threat Barcelona that Neymar provided before his £198m move to PSG.
‘He’s a player who guarantees an attacking threat, which is something we had lost and we badly need,’ Valverde said of Dembele.
‘He can play on either wing or through the middle, he gets forward a lot and is very technical. We expect a lot from him and we’re very excited about him.’