Fulham’s Dembele admits PSG return would be a dream

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The French playmaker started his career at PSG before making the move to Craven Cottage in 2012.

Fulham teenager Moussa Dembele admits a return to Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain this summer would be a “dream”.

Speculation surrounding the 19-year-old’s future at Craven Cottage has intensified in recent weeks, with several high-profile clubs reportedly linked with a move.

Having started his career in the French capital, Dembele moved to West London in 2012 and has been in impressive form during what has otherwise been a poor season for Fulham, netting 12 goals in 36 Championship games.

Such impressive form has seen Dembele attract plenty of plaudits, with Tottenham reportedly coming close to securing his signature, reported The Independent during the January transfer window, only for the move to collapse due to a disagreement over the terms of a loan-back option.

But despite having to leave PSG to find regular first team football, Dembele still seems to have his heart set on a return to the French capital.

According to the Daily Mail, Dembele told French newspaper L’Equipe: “Like every Parisian, I dream of playing for PSG. Why could it not happen some day? If they want me...

“I left in 2012 when [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic and [Ezequiel] Lavezzi joined the club. I would have gotten little playing time. PSG were not counting on me.

“I know that some players have gotten their chance since, like Jean-Kevin Augustin, but I preferred to leave and try my luck elsewhere.”

The news will come as a blow for current club Fulham, who after a 1-1 draw at Birmingham City last weekend are without a win in their last six Championship games, leaving them just one point above the relegation zone.

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