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PSG replace Saudi-bound Neymar with Ousmane Dembele

Ousmane Dembele soccer news

Paris Saint-Germain have revamped their high-priced attack, announcing the signing of Ousmane Dembele for €50 million from Barcelona while also parting ways with Neymar for €90 million to Al Hilal.

This move seems to mark the culmination of a busy transfer window during which the Parisians bid adieu to Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, and Mauro Icardi. They have also injected fresh talent into the mix, including Portuguese star Goncalo Ramos, Uruguayan midfielder Manuel Ugarte, and French defender Lucas Hernandez.

While he might not have fully realized the potential that accompanied his record-breaking €222 million move from Barcelona, Neymar leaves PSG as one of the club’s superstars. Despite injuries and off-field issues, the Brazilian managed an impressive tally of 118 goals in 173 appearances.

Dembele, like Neymar, might not have reached his full potential with Barcelona, yet his dynamic skills made him a standout. Over his six-year stint with the Catalans, he amassed 40 goals in 185 appearances; however, the presence of Raphinha, Ansu Fati, and Ferran Torres reduced Dembele’s assurance of a starting role, leading him to seek more playing time elsewhere.

At PSG, he finds an opportunity to shine. With the likes of Kylian Mbappe and new signings Marco Asensio and Ramos occupying the striker and left-wing positions, Dembele should thrive with ample space to operate on the right flank.

Currently, PSG are -320 favorites with soccer betting sites to secure the French top division crown, having claimed nine out of the last 11 titles. Additionally, they stand at +1600 odds to clinch the Champions League.

We might witness Dembele in action next Saturday as PSG take on Toulouse, and are favorites with a -165 moneyline. PSG kicked off their Ligue Un campaign last weekend with a goalless draw against Lorient, and Dembele’s presence is expected to boost the team’s attacking prowess.

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