Borussia Dortmund had hoped they could persuade Ousmane Dembele to stay with the club for one more season before he completed a €105 million move to Barcelona. Dembele, 20, spent only one season with Dortmund, having joined from Rennes in the summer of 2016, before becoming the most expensive Bundesliga player ever when moving to the Camp Nou. "We knew that Ousmane Dembele would not be with us for his entire career," Dortmund's sporting director Michael Zorc told kicker. "We also knew that he would want to play for his dream club Barcelona one day.
Dortmund wanted Barcelona-bound Ousmane Dembele one more season
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