Dortmund signs French teenage forward Ousmane Dembele

May 12, 2016

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) Borussia Dortmund has signed one of Europe's most coveted players, French teenager Ousmane Dembele.

Dortmund describes the 18-year-old Rennes forward as ''one of the most sought after football talents throughout Europe.''

Dembele has signed a five-year contract. The Bundesliga runner-up did not disclose financial details of the transfer.

Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc says in a statement that Dembele is ''fast and dangerous in front of goal.''


The France under-19 international has scored 12 goals for seventh-place Rennes in the French league this season.

Dembele has been compared to Cristiano Ronaldo by Rennes official Mickael Silvestre, the former Manchester United defender who was a teammate of the Portugal forward when he arrived in England.