Paris Saint-Germain announced on Saturday, Aug. 12, the signing of France international and former Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele to a five-year deal running through June 2028.
Born in Vernon in May 1997, Dembele's football journey began at Stade Rennais' academy in 2010. After five years, he made his debut for the senior team in a Ligue 1 matchup. He finished the 2015-16 season with 12 goals and 5 assists across 29 matches in all competitions and secured himself a move to Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund.
During his tenure at BVB, Dembele appeared in 49 games scoring 10 goals and winning his first trophy, a DFB Pokal. He also made his debut in the Champions League while at the German club, playing 10 games and scoring 2 goals to go with 6 assists.
Dembele made his debut for the French national team in the second half of the 2016 calendar year when Didier Deschamps called him up for a friendly against Italy played in September of that year.
Dembele moved to Barcelona during the summer transfer window of 2017, spending six seasons in Spain following his arrival. He leaves the Catalan organization with 185 appearances, contributing 40 goals and 43 assists. Dembele helped Barcelona (when not injured) to win three La Liga titles, two Copa del Rey, and two Supercopa trophies.
Dembele also became a World Champion in 2018 in Russia with France, as well as reached the final in the latest edition of the World Cup held in Qatar in 2022. At just 26 years of age, Dembele has logged 37 caps for the French national team while scoring 4 goals.
The France international told PSG's PR team that he is "thrilled to join Paris Saint-Germain" and that he "eagerly anticipate showcasing my skills for this esteemed club."
"I hope to continue my growth here and bring pride to all the fans," Dembele finished.