Arsenal has joined the race for Manchester United goal Moussa Dembele, according to the French publication L’Equipe (h / t Metro)
The Gunners have got in touch with the player’s entourage as they hope their competitors can snatch a march. The French ace has also courted Chelsea’s attention.
The North London giants are in great danger this summer from the absence of star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gabon international has yet to put pen to paper on a new long-term deal, and Barcelona and Real Madrid have attracted interest.
Earlier last year, the Gunners were linked to the player due to uncertainty emerging in the future of Aubameyang in the Emirates. This has seen them multiple scouting of the player this season.
Dembele is nothing more than a prolific scorer. His experience of playing in England already ease concerns about his ability to adjust if brought in.
Before going on to impress with Celtic in the SPL, he started at Fulham and made more than 150 appearances on this side of the channel for both the clubs.
The 23-year-old enjoyed an outstanding season at Groupama Stadium and scored an incredible 22 goals in 42 appearances and 7 assists.
Signing the player is simpler because of the present financial situation in Lyon. With no European football to deliver next season, club president Jean-Michel Aulas has acknowledged publicly that he will have no choice but to sell his players.
This summer, Arsenal could be forced to sell club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if Gabon International disagrees with the terms of a new contract, and the Gunners are supposed to have announced their interest in Dembele amid uncertainty about Aubameyang ‘s future.
According to L’Equipe, the side of Mikel Arteta was in touch with player representatives about a potential move but the price tag of Dembele could potentially thwart a deal.