Manchester United are reportedly ready to capitalise in the transfer market by signing Lyon striker Moussa Dembele.
Dembele’s transfer value has declined amid the financial hit clubs have taken during the coronavirus pandemic.
And while United are hardly immune to the uncertainty in the transfer window caused by the virus, they remain strong financially and could be in an enviable position to do business as the summer approaches.
According to L’Equipe, via SportWitness, United have been monitoring Dembele for some time despite not making an official bid and could make a move now they won’t have to splash out on a huge transfer fee.
It is suggested in the French publication that United could complete a deal for the 23-year-old goalscorer for as little as £45m.
United’s interest in Dembele has been verified by reputable source ESPN and it appears he is one of the names on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s shortlist as he looks to bolster his attack this summer.
Solskjaer requires a natural goalscoring forward that can provide long-term competition to Anthony Martial, regardless of whether Odion Ighalo stays another season.
And we feel Dembele could be the ideal player as he fits the mould of player Solskjaer is focusing his rebuild around.
The Frenchman is a dynamic, speedy forward who can stretch defences on the counter-attack.
His finishing ability is also indisputable; Dembele scored 15 goals in his maiden season in Lyon and has backed that up with 16 before this campaign was curtailed early.
The striker’s proficiency in the air could also add another dimension to United’s attack with crossing from wide areas.
Plenty of reports suggest Solskjaer is prioritising a move for a centre-forward this summer and United could do much worse than Dembele who has scored everywhere he has been so far in his young career.