Barcelona complete signing of Ousmane Dembele from Dortmund

Around 17,000 fans attended Barca’s official unveiling ceremony for the French winger

FC Barcelona’s new signing Ousmane Dembele with president Josep Maria Bartomeu. Photo: Albert Gea/Reuters

FC Barcelona’s new signing Ousmane Dembele with president Josep Maria Bartomeu. Photo: Albert Gea/Reuters

 

Ousmane Dembele has formally completed his €146.6million move to Barcelona and been paraded on the pitch at the Nou Camp.

Around 17,000 fans attended Barca’s official unveiling ceremony for the 20-year-old France winger, whose switch from Borussia Dortmund was announced on Friday.

The fee agreed between the two clubs — an initial €103.9million with add-ons potentially taking it to €146.6million — makes the player the second most expensive in history.

It is eclipsed only by Neymar’s €222million move from Barca to Paris Saint-Germain earlier this month.

Dembele was filmed by the club arriving at Barcelona’s training ground on Monday and undergoing his medical. He then formally signed his five-year contract before being presented at the Nou Camp.

Dembele said: “I am very happy to be here in Barcelona. I have come here to win titles and am looking forward to integrating into the team.”

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