Ousmane Dembele has become the second most expensive footballer in history after Barcelona agreed to pay Borussia Dortmund an initial €105million (£96.8million) for the France international.
The 20-year’s move to the Nou Camp comes just weeks after Barca banked a world-record £200.6million for Brazil striker Neymar, who swapped the Catalan giants for Paris St Germain.
Dembele’s transfer caps a remarkable rise to prominence for Vernon-born forward, who less than two years ago had not even made his debut at first-team level.
Here are the key dates in Dembele’s career so far.
NOVEMBER 6, 2015
Makes first-team debut for Rennes at the age of 18 as a late substitute in a 2-0 Ligue 1 win at Angers.
MARCH 6, 2016
Scores first senior hat-trick in a 4-1 Breton derby victory over Nantes.
MAY 12, 2016
Signs five-year contract with Borussia Dortmund a week after being named Ligue 1 young player of the season in his debut campaign, during which he scored 12 goals in 25 Ligue 1 appearances for Rennes.
SEPTEMBER 1, 2016
Makes France senior debut in 3-1 friendly victory over Italy.
JUNE 13, 2017
Scores first international goal with 78th-minute match-winner in France’s 3-2 friendly victory over England in Paris.
AUGUST 25, 2017
Barcelona announce they have agreed the signing of Dembele on a five-year contract from Dortmund for a fee of 105 million euros. Dembele scored 10 goals in 49 appearances in all competitions during his single year in Germany, helping earn him a place in the Bundesliga’s team of the season.
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