Report: Ex-Celtic striker Moussa Dembele wanted by Arsenal

Moussa Dembele of Lyon celebrates his goal during the french Ligue 1 match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL, Lyon) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Groupama Stadium on February 3, 2019 in...

Arsenal and Manchester United reportedly want Moussa Dembele this summer.

Moussa Dembele of Lyon celebrates his goal during the french Ligue 1 match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL, Lyon) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Groupama Stadium on February 3, 2019 in...

According to The Mirror, Lyon striker Moussa Dembele is wanted by both Arsenal and Manchester United this summer having impressed back in France.

Dembele, 22, joined Lyon on deadline day back in August 2018, forcing through a move from Celtic just before the summer window slammed shut.

The Frenchman's return to his homeland has paid dividends, as he has flourished with 12 goals in 27 league games for Lyon, whilst also picking up four assists along the way.

 

Dembele is one of the top young strikers in Europe now, and less than a year since leaving Celtic, he could be targeted for a move back to Britain this summer.

The Mirror claim that Arsenal and Manchester United are both keeping close tabs on Dembele, ahead of potentially launching summer moves for him.

Arsenal don't exactly need another striker given that they have Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, whilst the same could be said for United with Marcus Rashford and Romelu Lukaku.

Moussa Dembele of Lyon celebrates his goal during the french Ligue 1 match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL, Lyon) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Groupama Stadium on February 3, 2019 in...

Dembele's potential may be difficult to ignore though, and he would certainly provide additional firepower for either side should they convince Lyon to sell, just months after paying £20million for him (The Independent).

Dembele's record Celtic was hugely impressive, hitting 51 goals in 94 games, and it's no surprise he's stayed on the radar of Premier League clubs since moving to Lyon.

Moussa Dembele of Celtic is seen during the UEFA Champions League Qualifier between Celtic and Alashkert FC  at Celtic Park on July 18, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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