Arsenal interested in Moussa Dembele?
We hear it all as Arsenal fans when it comes to transfer rumours, because for some reason the media loves to link us with every professional player under the sun. Therefore you have to sometimes find the anomalies amongst the pack and although this rumour may seem like one, it wouldn’t be too bad if it turned out to be true.
When you read the title, the name Moussa Dembele may pop up in your mind as the midfielder from down the road at White Hart Lane, however fear not Gooners because thankfully he isn’t the player in question here. Instead it is Fulham striker Moussa Dembele, who has an impressive tally for the Championship side and could be moving on this summer.
According to today’s Metro, Arsenal are lining up a move for Dembele, who is apparently out of contract this summer. At 19 years old and being released on a free come the 30th June, it doesn’t sound too promising for Moussa, however apparently he has rejected a new contract with the club, after previously being linked with the likes of Tottenham and Liverpool, as well as supposedly attracting interest from Italian giants Juventus. With Dembele set to run down his contract, should Arsenal look to offer him a deal?
Although Arsenal should be looking at signing a well-established, world class striker this summer, I think signing Dembele, especially with little cost involved, would be surely a deal that Arsene Wenger would be interested in. We aren’t talking about a player who has struggled to make an impact here, Dembele scored 17 goals in all competitions for Fulham last season, which is a great achievement for a 19 year old playing in a side that was involved in a relegation battle last season. Although he undoubtably isn’t going to be the player we need up front on a consistent basis, there’s no doubt the French under 20 star has talent and with the right guidance could become a top player in the near future.
A former PSG youth product, Fulham won’t want their young prodigy to leave, but it seems with Dembele certain he wants to move on, it remains unlikely that his current club will have much say in any potential deal. Although little may be known to most Arsenal fans about Dembele, I’m sure that he would be a worthwhile investment, who would certainly be a better option that having Yaya Sanogo play or even possibly Chuba Akpom at the moment. Arsenal still need to look out for that world class frontman, but signing Dembele in such a deal wouldn’t cause the club any harm at all.
What do we think Gooners, should Arsenal make a move for this impressive target man?