Levski Sofia Sell Gara Dembele to Germany's Freiburg

Sports | June 15, 2011, Wednesday // 19:02|  views

Garra Dembele (front) has been bought by Germany's Freiburg FC for EUR 2 M. Photo by BGNES

Garra Dembele, the star French-Malian striker of Bulgaria's Levski Sofia, has signed a contract with Germany's Freiburg.

FC Levski Sofia will be paid EUR 2 M for Dembele, and will receive additional sums depending on the performance of the French-Malian forward in the Budgesliga. Levski are also to receive a percentage of the sum that Freiburg will make if they re-sell Dembele.

Earlier this week, sources from Levski announced that Dembele will almost certainly be sold to a German team.

According to a comment Freiburg director Dirk Duffner posted on the team's website, the German team have been watching the young player and are certain he will be a perfect fit for them.

The 25-year-old Garra Dembele has been a hit in the Bulgarian football championship after Levski acquired him from Lokomotiv Plovdiv. He scored 26 goals in 24 matches in the Bulgarian championship, 8 goals in 12 Europa League matches, and 2 goals in the Bulgarian Cup tournament.

English Premiership clubs Blackburn Rovers, West Ham and Everton as well as Germany’s Werder Bremen had also been reportedly interested in buying Dembele.

In December 2011, the striker was arrested in Sofia for drunk driving and had to make an extended apology to the public and his team.

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Tags: Garra Dembele, freiburg, Germany, Bundesliga, striker, Levski Sofia


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