Fulham look to have been handed a significant boost in their hopes of signing Peterborough United winger Siriki Dembele this month, as he has handed in a transfer request with the League One club.
It was reported by Football Insider back in November that Fulham had joined the race to sign the 24-year-old, who is also reportedly being targeted by the likes of Wolves, Celtic and Crystal Palace.
Now, with the Posh sitting inside the play-off positions in the third division, he has made it clear he wants a move away from the club, as he has reportedly handed in a transfer request, which Fulham could well take advantage of.
Dembele has been in superb form for Darren Fergurson’s side so far this season and has shown he is more than capable of playing in a higher division, having averaged a superb 7.39 rating for his performances in League One in the current campaign.
The former Grimsby Town man has contributed five goals and four assists in 17 appearances and is currently rated as the fifth-best player in that division for the season so far, so it is no surprise to see him being linked with a move away.
The pacy winger was heavily praised by his manager back in February 2020 after an excellent performance against Ipswich, with Fergurson saying:
“The boy has been absolutely outstanding since realising he can play as a central striker. He destroyed Ipswich last weekend with a goal and two assists.”
This highlights Dembele’s versatility as it seems that he can play across the front three, which is useful for Fulham when you consider the poor form of Aleksandar Mitrovic this season and the lack of striker options currently available to Parker.
Therefore, considering that a deal for Dembele could prove to be relatively cheap after his transfer request, Tony Khan must sanction a move for the exciting winger as soon as possible, rather than waiting for another interested team to take advantage.
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