Arsenal are reportedly interested in a move for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele. Le10Sport is reporting that the Gunners are hoping to make a move for the former Celtic striker, with Lyon valuing the 23-year-old at €80 million (£73m).
If Arsenal could snap up the Frenchman, it would be a deal that has the potential to leave Tottenham Hotspur and their chairman Daniel Levy red-faced.
Say Dembele joins Arsenal and is an instant hit, Tottenham fans will be left scratching their head as to why they did not sign the player back in 2016.
The deal was done. In January 2016, Tottenham had agreed a £6 million fee with Fulham for the striker who even completed his medical for the move, as reported by The Guardian. The same report also suggested the negotiations did not end positively. Tottenham reportedly decided that Dembele would not spend the rest of the season back on loan at Craven Cottage, where Fulham were, at the time, battling relegation from the Championship.
The negotiations reportedly ended in ‘acrimony’ with ‘accusations of agreements being reneged upon’.
Dembele went on to leave for Celtic that summer, became a goal-machine in Scotland and is now in fine form back in his native France.
If Arsenal end up having a star striker on their hands who Tottenham missed a gilt-edged chance to sign for just £6 million, you can bet Gunners fans will be quick to gloat.