Ousmane Dembélé con el PSG


Almost eight months later: Barça crosses paths with Dembélé after his 'betrayal'

Published:6/04/2024 - 17:53h

Updated:7/04/2024 - 11:25h

FC Barcelona meets, for the first time, Ousmane Dembélé after his decision to leave for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer of 2023. It is a sensitive reunion for the culés, who felt 'betrayed' by the Frenchman

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They have happened almost eight months since the Paris Saint-Germain confirmed the signing of Ousmane Dembélé, pertinent of the FC Barcelona, after crediting the 50,4 million euros of the clause of exit quee had in his agreement with the Barcelona entity. It was one of the movements more 'surprising' of the market of signings of 2023, because the French seemed 'happy' in the City Condal and months before had ensured that his dream was to win the Champions League with the club.

Seven months and 27 days afterwards, Dembélé and the Barça will go back to see the faces. In a very different situation, because they will be rival, and with a 'spine' nailed by the forms. It is necessary to trace back until the Classical, against the Real Madrid in Dallas, for 'remember' the history. It was the attendant to open the marker in which it went his last party with the Barcelona T-shirt. In the middle of it turns it, with the party against the AC Milan, began the rumours of a negotiation of the surroundings of the player with the Parisian group that pretended to close before 1 August.

The goodbye more 'uncomfortable' for the Barça in 2023

And it is that, while from the Barça denied any type of movement, Moussa Sissoko and company jointed the pieces of the 'puzzle' to give form to a traspaso in which he, like agent, and the footballer saw benefited economically. Completing the signing in this date, ensured a percentage of the 50,4 'kilos' that went to credit the PSG to the Catalan product of a clause that had included in the renewal of agreement that had sealed a year before. The plan went out them of wonders, although the agreement announced on 12 August, and finish winning 15 millions.

For Xavi Hernández, the one who considered to the 'Mosquito' as an intocable and one of his more important players, went a complete 'shock'. Anybody in the club expected that Dembélé decided to leave of this form. "I am disappointed. We could not compete with the proposal of the PSG. I tried to save it, but it said me that it already had spoken with Luis Enrique and there was not course backwards", said in this moment the trainer egarense.

The life has changed a lot for Dembélé and the Barça

The true is that they go back to see the faces and the life, for both parts, has changed too much since they saw for the last time in turns it by United States. The Barça found in Lamine Yamal his fixed resource for the right-handed extreme and Dembélé reached the regularity in France, where has forgotten of the injuries and physical problems, that went his heel of Achilles in his stage in the City Condal. It has not gone them badly, but yes that it is an uncomfortable reunion.

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