Manchester United target Moussa Dembele would be a “really good” signing for Erik ten Hag, according to transfer insider Dean Jones.
The Dutchman has made two defensive additions since replacing Ralf Rangnick in the Old Trafford dugout, but the United boss is yet to bolster his attacking options, with Dembele on the club’s list.
What’s the latest news involving Dembele?
According to Media Foot Marseille, the Red Devils could target a move for the ex-Fulham and Celtic star if Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the club.
Ronaldo wants to leave following their failure to qualify for the Champions League, although he’s seen the likes of Chelsea and Bayern Munich pull out of the race, which have limited his options.
Regardless of whether the Portugal international gets a move, United might still need to bring in a striker after Edinson Cavani left the club earlier this summer, meaning Ronaldo is the only out and out number nine currently in Ten Hag’s squad.
Dembele has only ever made a couple of appearances in the Premier League, but he’s a proven goalscorer around Europe, scoring 137 goals across spells with Fulham, Celtic and Lyon, and Jones reckons the 26-year-old would be a shrewd signing for United.
What did Jones say about Dembele?
When asked if the Frenchman would be a good signing for the Red Devils, he told GIVEMESPORT: “Dembele would be a really good one for Man Utd, he could really add a different dynamic to that attack.”
How did Dembele perform last season?
Lyon might have failed to qualify for any form of European competition, following their eighth place finish, but the striker enjoyed one of the best seasons of his career.
According to WhoScored, Dembele was the French outfit’s joint-third best player with a rating of 7.21, which was also better than anyone in the United squad.
Helped by his four man of the match awards, Dembele scored an impressive 21 goals in Ligue 1, which marked the first time he’s reached 20 league strikes in a single campaign, beating his previous best of 17 during his first season at Celtic.
Dembele might have next to no Premier League experience, but he’s scored goals wherever he’s gone, and with The Sun stating that he might be available for just £10m, with 12 months left on his deal, Ten Hag could do far worse.
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