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Rennes could smash a club transfer record without even selling a player

Rennes will be due 25% of any deal that sees Ousmane Dembele move from Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona

Riddle me this. Ligue 1 side Rennes are on the verge of smashing a club transfer record without even having to sell a player.

If Ousmane Dembele moves from Borussia Dortmund to Barcelona there will be handshakes all round in Rennes’ boardroom.

The reason?

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Smile mate, you’re about to make your old club rich

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Smile mate, you’re about to make your old club rich

Rennes are owed 25% of any transfer fee Dortmund make from selling Dembele, according to Mundo Deportivo.

With Dortmund reportedly holding out for £135million, that would net Rennes a hefty £33.75mil.

Records are made to be broken.

Right foot or left foot, he’s got it all

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Right foot or left foot, he’s got it all

Rennes’ record sale currently stands at £13.5m, when Yann M’Vila move to Russian Premier League side Rubin Kazan.

Dembele’s £10.8m move to Dortmund is the club’s second biggest sale while Asamoah Gyan’s £9.9m transfer to Sunderland is third.

So if Dortmund do get their full asking price then Rennes would have more than doubled their record sale without having to lift a finger.

Another defender left for dead

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Another defender left for dead

Dembele is one of the latest off Rennes’ academy production line that is also responsible for the talents of Tiemoue Bakayoko and Yoann Gourcuff.

Christian Gourcuff’s side, who finished ninth in Ligue 1 last season, kicked off their campaign with a 1-1 draw with Troyes.

But the manager will have nothing to worry about if the windfall comes in, apart from cramping up from all the cheques he’ll be writing out.

Actually, what are we on about, £33.75m can hardly buy you a left leg these days.


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