Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the signing of French sensation Ousmane Dembele according to The Daily Mail, beating English champions Leicester City to the starlet’s signing.
The 18-year-old has been a sensation in his breakthrough campaign in 2015-16, scoring and creating goals at will for modest Ligue 1 side Rennes.
The France under-21 star was regarded as one of the most sought-after starlets in European football, with Leicester making an audacious bid to sign him earlier this year.
Dembele openly admitted that he has spoken to Claudio Ranieri but held out for a move elsewhere.
Dortmund looks like an exciting destination for the teenager, who will add to the Bundesliga side’s potent attacking line-up.
Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc said Dembele was a star in the making.
“Ousmane can play nearly every position in attack,” he said.
“He is strong one-on-one, he can play with both feet, he is good at nutmegging and dribbling, and he is fast and dangerous in front of goal.
“I have nothing but respect when I see how many high-profile offers from all over Europe Ousmane has turned down and how he has stood firm about his commitment to BVB over such a long period of time.”
Leicester will need to look to other targets this summer before featuring in the Champions League next season and retaining their English crown.