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Transfer News: Manchester United stage talks with 26-year-old striker amidst Ronaldo uncertainty

Arsenal have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Lyon’s Moussa Dembele. 
Arsenal have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Lyon’s Moussa Dembele. (Photo by OLIVIER CHASSIGNOLE/AFP via Getty Images)

Transfer News: Manchester United hold talks with Lyon striker Moussa Dembele

According to Media Foot (h/t Manchester Evening News), Manchester United are set to hold talks with 26-year-old French attacker Moussa Dembele from Lyon.

Man United have been linked with a move for the French attacker, especially since Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at the club is far from certain. Dembele’s contract with Lyon expires in 12 months and he could be available at a bargain price.

At 26, Dembele is a very promising attacker who Man United can sign for the present as well as the future. A proven goal scorer, he could be the player to lead the Red Devils’ line for many years and seasons to come.

Lyin have recieved no offers for Manchetser United target Moussa Dembele
Moussa Dembele is a target for Manchester United

The French attacker joined Lyon from Celtic in 2018 and is really making the right noise with his performances in the past season. The 26-year-old played 35 times for the Ligue 1 giants scoring 22 goals and providing five assists across all competitions.

These numbers are extremely promising and Dembele seems to be peaking at the correct time. At 26, he could be set for his big career move and what better option than Man United as the perfect launchpad for his career.

Man United still don’t know what the future holds for Cristiano Ronaldo but signing Moussa Dembele seems to make sense whether or not the Portuguese decides to stay at Old Trafford.

Manchester United and Arsenal to battle for Olympique Lyonnais striker Moussa Dembele.
Manchester United want Olympique Lyonnais striker Moussa Dembele. (Image Credits: Getty Images)

Ronaldo is 37-year-old and although he still performs at a very high level, it is always advisable to prepare for the future. Moussa Dembele could be the man to lead the Red Devils into the future after Ronaldo.

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If the past season was anything to go by, then Moussa Dembele could become a deadly goal scorer and Man United will be smart in investing in him. He is unlikely to cost much and the Red Devils should sign up the French attacker.

Written by Pranav Kannan

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