Manchester United have made contact with Lyon striker Moussa Dembele over the possibility of moving to Old Trafford in the January transfer window, according to reports in the UK.
The 23-year-old is currently the joint-second top scorer in Ligue One with six goals this season, and supporters on Twitter have been debating whether he would be the right player for the Red Devils:
— Simply Nyamekye (@nyamekye247) October 12, 2019
Exactly what we need. Let's hope it's true
— Craig (@CraigyBacha) October 12, 2019
But reality will be mario mandzukic
— mustaf Abdikani (@mustafabdikani) October 12, 2019
Believe it when I see it
— Coxy 82 (@MarcCox82) October 12, 2019
Good target,but Ed Woodward will want to price till the mrkt close.
— Umukoro Timothy (@umukoro_timothy) October 12, 2019
Dembele please 💯💯💯
— Jylex_coco (@CocoJylex) October 12, 2019
Dembele is just another Rashford who plays in the farmers league…. he's not even Lyon's best forward..our flop Memphis is!!! This should open your eyes
— Aijuka (@tonnyaijuka1) October 12, 2019
i mean i've got 0 expectations but would be nice ^^
— Ascend Veng (Ludwig) (@VengeanceV1) October 12, 2019
Transfer rumour FC
— Neb ነብ (@NebiyouFA) October 12, 2019
He’d be a great signing
— C (@UtdCzn) October 12, 2019
Dembele is reportedly keen on a move to Manchester, but Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas is a very tough negotiator and the French club are believed to be holding out for a sizeable sum. They paid Celtic €20m for Dembele in August 2018, but they could demand as much as €80m (£70m) in January.
Whether that would put off United, it remains to be seen. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are very keen to sign another striker after having only scored nine goals in eight league games so far this campaign.