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Tony Khan must do everything to sign Peterborough winger Siriki Dembele

Fulham are one of several Premier League sides reportedly interested in Peterborough winger Siriki Dembele ahead of the January transfer window, and the Cottagers must do everything they can to sign him.

Football Insider have suggested that the West London club have joined Celtic, Wolves, Crystal Palace and Wolves in their interest in the 24-year-old.

The former Grimsby man has enjoyed a superb start to the League One season, having contributed five goals and four assists in 14 appearances for the Posh, which has seen him average an incredible 7.56 rating (per WhoScored).

This currently sees him rated as the second-best player in the third division, so it is no surprise to see him being linked with a move away ahead of the January transfer window.

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The report suggests that Peterborough currently value him around £5 million, meaning that it could be a very cheap deal for the West London club to complete next month.

Dembele could be compared to current Fulham winger Ademola Lookman with regards to his style of play, with WhoScored suggesting that both players excel when it comes to their dribbling ability.

The Peterborough man has helped Darren Fergurson’s side to third in the League One table ahead of the weekend’s fixtures, so they are unlikely to want to sell one of their most influential players for cheap in January but considering some of the sides linked with Dembele, it seems unlikely that he will remain at the London Road Stadium for much longer.

Fergurson was full of praise for his winger earlier in the year, suggesting that:

“Siriki suffered because we changed to a system that didn’t use wingers and the lads flew up the league. When Siriki did get in he then got injured and then he had a suspension.

“But 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.” (per Peterborough Today)

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Therefore, it seems clear from his performances this season that Dembele is far too good a player for League One, so Tony Khan and Fulham must do everything they can to ensure that they are the ones to sign him when he does leave the Posh.

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