What with the Mousa/Moussa equivalents impressing over the last season, it seems another Dembele is garnishing the attention of Europe’s top clubs following a stellar term with Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund.
Originally signed from Rennes as a bright-eyed 18-year-old, the pacey winger went on to play an impressive 32 times (scoring 6 times) for the German Cup holders under the stewardship of now ex-coach Thomas Tuchel. Whilst the Frenchman is tied up with a 5-year contract, the sudden sacking of his former coach has reportedly led to Dembele considering his options.
Indeed such news is music to the ears of many of Europes uber-clubs. Barcelona currently sit first in line – indeed the Catalans have been linked with all manner of personel this season following a disappointing La Liga and Champions League campaign. With such luminaries as the great Andres Iniesta heavily linked with a move away from the club, the need to recruit the future stars of the side is appearing to be top priority.
Saying that, according to EuroSport France (Via the Express) at least, Manchester United and Chelsea have been heavily touted as likely alternative destinations for the wonder kid.
Whilst Antonio Conte already has the grandest albatross off his neck, that being a Premier League winners medal, much of Manchester United’s future success is seemingly dependent on what new signings Jose Mourinho manages to bring to Old Trafford. Currently, deals for Lukaku, Bellotti and Morata seem up in limbo, the Portuguese manager may have to plump for alternatives to fill his inventory.
No doubt the inclusion of one of Europes brightest prospects may not appease the need for big names at the famous club, the inclusion of one of Europes brightest talents should be considered a given what with the side future hunt for trophies.