Arsenal and a host of other clubs who are reportedly interested in signing unsettled Barcelona youngster Ousmane Dembele in January have been told to meet his buyout clause.
Most of the interested clubs hiding under the guise of granting the Frenchman an escape route following off field events plaguing his progress at Camp Nou have been informed to pay £360mfor the player’s services.
However, the Barcelona’s hierarchy are not considering moving the player own because they believe that the players potential can be awakened to their fullest at the club hence the huge buy-out clause.
Dembele was secured in 2017 from Borussia Dortmund for a huge fee amidst fanfare believing him to be a replacement for Neymar who departed for Paris Saint Germain in acrimonious fashion.
However, things have not gone as planned for the world Cup winner due partly to injuries and off field misdemeanour.
Despite all these, the club is looking to rid him off his unprofessional conduct and turn him into a good and responsible professional.
Any club interested in his services must be willing to meet his buyout clause. This has been triggered to ward off interest from clubs especially Arsenal and PSG who are using his irregular playing time and recent off field issues as bargaining chips to lure the player.
In conclusion, Dembele is by all means a good footballer. His goal against Tottenham in the Champions League yesterday night is testament to how good he can be when he unloads his many baggage and concentrate on football matters.