REVEALED: Barcelona ‘must pay Ousmane Dembele HALF of any transfer fee they receive for the France international in the next two years’… which could see the forward net a staggering £21m if his release clause is met
- Ousmane Dembele penned a new contract with Barcelona earlier this summer
- The forward arrived at the Nou Camp from Borussia Dortmund in 2017 for £120m
- Dembele is expected to earn up to £17m a year after penning a new deal
- He will also receive 50% of any transfer fee with his release clause set at £42m
Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele will reportedly receive 50 per cent of any transfer fee should he leave the club in the next two years.
The French international penned a new two-year-deal earlier this summer after much speculation surrounding his future, with the former Borussia Dortmund star out of contract at the end of last season.
Details of his mega new deal have been revealed according to Spanish publication Sport.
Ousmane Dembele penned a new two-year-deal with Barcelona earlier this summer
He will reportedly earn up to £17m a year, while he will receive 50% of any future transfer fee
Xavi has revitalised Dembele who had struggled with form and fitness before his arrival
The 25-year-old is set to earn up to £17million a year after signing a new contract at the Catalan club.
He will earn a minimum of £13.5m gross for each year of his contract, with a further £3.4m available in bonuses in both seasons.
This means he could earn almost £34m across his contract after extending his stay at the Nou Camp.
The former Borussia Dortmund star will also receive 50% of any transfer fee if he departs over the next two seasons, with his release clause set at £42m.
It could give the French international financial incentive to leave the club before the end of his deal, as he could net an extra £21m on top of his salary.
Dembele joined Barcelona in a staggering £120million deal in 2017 but has struggled to make an impact, facing significant injury problems, although he did improve after Xavi took over as manager.
The forward contributed 13 assists and one goal in just 15 LaLiga starts after the club legend arrived in the dugout and was linked with Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United this summer.
Dembele added 13 assists and one goal in just 15 starts after the club legend became manager
The French forward has starred in pre-season with Xavi labelling him a ‘special’ player
Dembele has also excelled in pre-season for Barcelona and Xavi heaped praise on him for his performances.
Speaking after the Frenchman netted two in a friendly against Juventus, he said: ‘He has shown what he is capable of. He is different, special. There are not many of this type. He gives us a lot with the way we play.
‘Not everyone has the ability to make a difference in the world of soccer and he does. He is involved and he shows it. I don’t know the Dembele from before November, I don’t know him. I am very happy with this one.’
His staggering salary comes despite other players, including Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong and Martin Braithwaite, being asked to cut their wages.
The Frenchman though has taken on a pay cut, despite having the chance to sign a new deal with the club prior to this summer, when he could have been on a higher salary.
With the well-publicised financial problems at Barcelona this summer, Xavi’s side are currently unable to register their five new signings – Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Jules Kounde, Frank Kessie and Andreas Christensen, with LaLiga insisting the club must raise around £85m before Saturday’s league opener against Rayo Vallecano to register these additions.
But such is the dire situation at the Nou Camp that Dembele along with Sergi Roberto, who also signed a new deal this summer, are also unable to yet be registered despite playing for Xavi’s side last season.
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