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Bayern mistake allowed Dembele to sign for Borussia Dortmund

The young French sensation could have signed for Ancelotti's side this summer had it not been for a rookie error by Bayern's Technical Director.

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Bayern mistake allowed Dembele to sign for Borussia Dortmund
AFP

Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmae Dembelé could have been a Bayern Munich player this summer if not for a rookie mistake by Bayern’s technical staff, say reports in Germany.

Bayern were keen on Dembele

The Bavarians were keen to sign the young Frenchman after a breakout season with Rennes in Ligue 1 in which he scored 12 goals and provided 5 assists and Bayern’s Technical Director Michael Reschke opened talks with the player’s agent.

Only he didn’t. Reschke made contact with Dembele’s former agent, Badou Sambague, instead of his new representative Marco Kirdemir, giving Dortmund the upper hand in negotiations.

Dembele in action for Dortmund against Real Madrid
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Dembele in action for Dortmund against Real MadridAP

Dortmund quickly sealed a €15 million deal

Dortmund quickly hammered out a deal and signed Dembele in a deal worth a reported €15 million. The youngster has been an instant hit at the Westfalenstadion this season, netting once and providing four assists as Thomas Tuchel’s side look to prise the Bundesliga title back from Bayern Munich.

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