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Ousmane Dembele could trigger a Barcelona transfer clause

Ousmane Dembele, FC Barcelona
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The Blaugrana could be set to pay an additional transfer fee for Dembele by the end of the weekend.

Playing Ousmane Dembele against Deportivo Alaves on Saturday night will reportedly oblige Barcelona to pay Borussia Dortmund an extra €5m.

The Blaugrana agreed on a €105m transfer deal to sign Dembele from Dortmund in August 2017. The agreement included various performance-related add-ons, which could make the overall fee rise to €135m.

According to Marca, Barcelona have paid Dortmund €5m bonuses for Champions League qualification and for every 25 games Dembele has played for the club.

And should the forward feature against Alaves, and make his 100th appearance in the process, it will activate another €5m bonus for Dortmund. However, Barca will not be obliged to pay this installment again.

This will bring Dembele’s overall transfer fee up to €125m so far.

The only remaining bonus left is a €10m add-on clause that only becomes activate if Barcelona have won the Champions League twice.