One player that Manchester United were heavily linked with during the last January transfer window by the media was Lyon striker with Moussa Dembele. Manchester United could not seal the deal though and the striker ended up staying at the French club for the rest of the season.
Now the news via The Star is that Ed Woodward has been given the green light by the Manchester United board to sign of the French international in a deal that will cost the Red Devils another £60million.
Chelsea are also said to be pursuing the forward, however, the report claims that Man Utd are confident and are in pole position to outbid the Blues and would be willing offering terms worth £150,000-a-week to get the deal done.
English football is nothing new to Moussa Dembele as the Ligue 1 star has proved his worth with Fulham and Celtic, however, he is yet to get a Premier League appearance.
In the current campaign, he has been in top form for Lyon and in all competitions, he has directly contributed in 25 goals (19 goals and 6 assists) in 32 starts so far. Dembele has not played for the senior international side as yet. For France’s U21 team, he has netted 13 goals in 25 appearances.
Manchester United have only managed to score 36 goals in 25 league fixtures this term. At this stage in the last campaign, they already had 49 goals. They sold and did not replace Lukaku, who is doing wonders with Inter Milan this season.
Moreover, they badly miss Marcus Rashford upfront. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have failed to score in four of the last five Premier League games and that is absolutely shocking.
Therefore, it is evident that the Red Devils desperately need to improve their strike-force and 23-year-old Moussa Dembele would be a quality addition.