Barcelona have finally completed the signing of erstwhile Borussia Dortmund forward Ousmane Dembele for an initial £96.8m fee, potentially rising to£135.5m.
The 20-year-old France international signed a five-year contract at the Nou Camp alongside the club’s president Josep Maria Bartomeu on Monday.
The deal is the second most expensive of all time justbehind Neymar who recently made a £200m move to Paris St-Germain.Barca said Dembele’s contract has a release clause of 400m euros (£369.6m).
Dembele said: “I’m very happy to be here. It has always been my dream to be at Barcelona and now I’m here I’m very happy to have achieved my dream.
“It is the best club in the world with the best players in the world.”
Dembele’s last appearance for Dortmund came in the German Super Cup on 5 August.