Arsenal may be looking for a top quality striker to sign this summer, but it doesn’t mean that the Gunners don’t have their eyes on some of Europe’s upcoming talents.
Fulham’s Moussa Dembele, not to be confused with Moussa Dembele from down White Hart Lane, was supposedly a young striker on Arsenal’s radar this summer. However it seems that Celtic have beaten the Gunners to it, with the Scottish club confirming that the 19 year old will become Brendan Rodgers’ first signing at the club.
Dembele was keen to leave Fulham this summer, after refusing to sign a new deal with the championship side. The young Frenchman was therefore out of contract and a free agent, although there will be some cost involved with Dembele falling short of transfer rulings for young players and development fee regulations.
Spurs were close to signing Dembele in January but a deal fell through at the last minute. The 19 year old striker was a top talent in the Championship last season and managed to score 17 goals in all competitions, despite playing for a Fulham side that were almost dragged into relegation.
Dembele offers a lot of promise for a young striker, but of course he isn’t exactly what Arsenal desperately need at this very moment. He could’ve been a good investment however and for a minimal fee, should Wenger have taken a punt on this young star?