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Dembele: Why I Joined Barca

Ousmane Dembele: Why I Joined FC Barcelona

By Keegan Kruger - Aug 28, 2017 03:03 PM @KeeganKruger

Club record signing Ousmane Dembele completed his move to FC Barcelona and revealed why he decided to leave Borussia Dortmund for the Spanish giants.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see Dembele's arrival at the Camp Nou.

The 20-year-old's move to the Catalan side was announced on Friday, after his former club accepted an initial bid of €105 million (R1.63 million) for him, while they will reportedly also receive up to €42 million in add-ons.

Dembele, who has signed a five-year deal with Blaugrana, said it has always been a dream of his to play for the best club in the world.

"I am very happy to be here. It has always been my dream to be at Barca, and now I’m here I’m very happy to have achieved my dream," Dembele told Barca TV.

"This is the best club in the world with the best players in the world ... I aim to do everything for the club, everything for the team, and to have an understanding with my team-mates."

On Monday, the Catalans finalised the deal after Dembele completed his medical and was unveiled in front of 15 000 fans

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The forward made 50 appearances for BVB in his career, scoring 10 goals and assisting in 22 more in all competitions.

Do you think Dembele will be the perfect replacement for Neymar? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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regamveliso@gmail.com Joined: 27 Aug 2017
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regamveliso@gmail.com Aug 30, 2017 10:10 PM
the boy has poor scoring record,but that could end soon as he now plays for Barca ....
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MR E Aug 29, 2017 06:18 PM
Di maria for me was gonna be a good replacement for neymar!
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Melizwe17@K4L Aug 29, 2017 10:35 AM
Madrid fans "blah blah he's overrated" the kid is only 20 yrs he got a lot of potential come Eclasico...
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Faysal Aug 29, 2017 08:34 AM
Welcome to barca the home glories and legends
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The Lecturer Aug 29, 2017 07:40 AM
He is already better than the Neymar we first saw arriving at Barca. He won't only replace him but he will surpass him. Neymar never won the Ballon'dor but this guy will win it. Leo, Ousmane, Luís.....LOL!
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tshasa_wa_lePirates Aug 28, 2017 10:51 PM
overrated
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Warras4khosi Aug 28, 2017 10:22 PM
I wanna see you play boi
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golide30 Aug 28, 2017 10:21 PM
Good signing for barca,welcome boy
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jabu pule Aug 28, 2017 10:18 PM
Over paid.
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Sgelekeqe@ Aug 28, 2017 09:04 PM
I think dis boi will match and surpass his price tag, gud investmnt 4 Barca, even though I have not watch him closely...!!!
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Mketule 1 Aug 28, 2017 08:36 PM
Welcome. I am looking forward to your combination with Messi,Coutihno and Suarez. Liverpool will release the Brazilian
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Nick#10 Aug 28, 2017 08:05 PM
u need to deliver boy
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☆barca_4sky☆ Aug 28, 2017 07:29 PM
Without Neymar we are losing goals, assists, and the ability to beat a man one on one, I'm sure Dembele can beat a man wit ease and can assist too but, he falls well short interms of goals ratio. So in short he must be his own man. Cz he can't do wat neymar used to do..same thing with Dyabala he can never be messi heir or replace him, to me Dyabala is on the same league as Cowdrid Ascensio..bt I still think Asensio is better cz in big games he performs ,while Dyabala flatters to deceive. Against Madrid in the final he was no where they even took him off.
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Mgk Aug 28, 2017 07:07 PM
Dis dembele guy has a poor scoring record
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Yandisa Aug 28, 2017 06:58 PM
Let's not give up on coutinho. We need to strengthen our midfield. Iniesta is still great but age and injuries are a concern. Generally we still have to do more.
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MGG06 Aug 28, 2017 06:54 PM
Perfect replacement for Neymar? For goodness sake Neymar is one of the top 3 best players, behind CR7 and Messi. Dembele probably wouldn't even make top 10. Guy had 6 goals in Bundasliga last season. He's quality but his arrival and Neymar exit is a step backwards for Barcelona.
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Barcelona♥♥♥ Aug 28, 2017 06:30 PM
this is a very good edition to the team and I hope to see Dyabala ASAP
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Hloni'mayeng2 Aug 28, 2017 06:23 PM
Good signing bt thy could still do a lot more... Thy recieved 222 million
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Schweinstriker_31 Aug 28, 2017 06:14 PM
welcome to the best club in the world OM11
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Yappy Aug 28, 2017 06:14 PM
That must be a print error of €105 million (R1.63 million). Editor proof reading is required, let's stick to the basics. Thank you

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