Tottenham back into the fold to rival Arsenal, Man Utd for deadly striker Moussa Dembele

Tottenham back into the fold to rival Arsenal, Man Utd for deadly striker Moussa Dembele

Moussa Dembele, Lyon, March 2022.

Tottenham are reportedly still keen on Lyon striker Moussa Dembele, who is a transfer target of rivals Arsenal and Manchester United.

Dembele sits among the top strikers in Ligue 1 this season. He has bagged 21 goals in the French top tier, making him the third-highest goalscorer, behind Kylian Mbappe and Wissam Ben Yedder.

Dembele’s deadly nature in front of goal has been on show for much of his career. In 144 games for Lyon, he has scored 67 goals, as well as providing 18 assists.

Prior to his spell at Lyon, Dembele plied his trade at Celtic. The Frenchman notched 51 goals in 92 games, and earned himself a £19.8million move to Ligue 1.

The hitman began his senior career in England, with Fulham, and one top season in the Championship in which he scored 15 goals set things in motion. Following a good few years in front of goal, a move back to England might be on the cards.

Big hitters Manchester United and Arsenal reportedly sent scouts to watch Dembele in the Europa League round of 16 second-leg. The 25-year-old scored the decisive goal in the tie, which cannot have hurt his chances of a big move.

The Prem duo will be rivalled by Tottenham, too. Foot Mercato reports that Spurs – who have previously been linked – are ‘still there’ in terms of their interest.

With Tottenham having secured Champions League football for next season, they are well placed to lure the striker in.

A move to the club may be more attractive than to Arsenal or United, who will be playing in the Europa League.

Whether Dembele moves is another question, though. The Frenchman still has a year left on his contract, and appears to be thriving at Lyon.

Dembele a good signing for Spurs

Moussa Dembele, Nayef Aguerd

Dembele would be a good signing for Spurs, should they pull it off. The Frenchman would be able to take some of the load off Harry Kane, who missed just four games all season.

With a European run coming next season, having other options up top will be key for Spurs.

What’s more, having a player who can still bang in the goals in the absence of Kane will be crucial.

Given Dembele has played in England previously – albeit mainly in the second tier – he should be able to adjust quickly. Indeed, he would be a top signing if Spurs could land him, but playing second fiddle to Kane may not be something he is too keen on.

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