Manchester United’s need for a striker was as clear as day. Odion Ighalo has joined on a short-term deal, though I’d doubt that the Nigerian is a long-term answer for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
One name that has been constantly cropping up in the media is Moussa Dembele. We’ve covered those rumours pretty extensively here.
Anyway, according to the Daily Star, United have been given the green light to sign the striker in a £60m deal. Apparently, Solskjaer has been tracking the Lyon man for six months and actually considered making a move in the January transfer window.
Furthermore, Edward Woodward remains ‘on a mission’ to sign a striker this coming summer, with the Reds given a ‘huge boost’ to sign the 23-year-old forward Dembele – after Lyon admitted they would allow some of their star names to move on…
Dembele has scored goals at all three of his pro clubs; Fulham, Celtic and finally Lyon. There’s no doubt the mega-talented Frenchman is continuing to improve and grow as a player year-in-year-out, and an Old Trafford move would only allow him to play with a better quality of teammate.
Again, Dembele would offer something different than the likes of Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford – which is what makes the prospect of this move so intriguing. A £60m fee isn’t *too* bad in this day and age, either, so let’s hope we can push this deal over the line.