Report: English trio want £4m-rated player but won’t meet price tag, amid Celtic and Rangers links
Rangers and Celtic may have a free run at trying to sign Peterborough United forward Siriki Dembele because three English clubs are reportedly refusing to meet his price tag.
According to The Sun, English trio Fulham, Bournemouth and Stoke City want to sign the 24-year-old this summer.
The striker is valued at £4million by newly-promoted Championship club Peterborough. However, the English suitors are only prepared to pay around £2.5million.
This comes after recent links mentioning Scottish giants Rangers and Celtic as potential candidates for his signature.
Peterborough Today, as relayed by The Boot Room, reported last month that Rangers and Celtic both have Dembele on their radar. In addition, the player is interested in a move to the Scottish Premiership.
Could Siriki Dembele make impact in Glasgow?
Dembele is preparing for his first season in the English second tier right now, which is why joining an Old Firm club with little experience is a risk.
The centre-forward had a superb year last season. He scored 12 goals and made 12 assists in 45 games across all competitions. But, he’s never played higher than League One football in his career to date.
Rangers and Celtic are definitely glamorous clubs that would be huge for the player. For example, moving from Peterborough’s 15,000 capacity stadium to the huge grounds of Ibrox or Parkhead.
If you were to pick one who really needs to sign him this summer, hands down it’s Celtic. The Hoops need reinforcements at striker, but the £4million fee surely needs to be lowered by Peterborough if a sale is to realistically happen.