Everton should move for Moussa Dembele

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Moussa Dembele is reportedly unsettled at Lyon, and Everton should be monitoring developments with the forward ahead of a potential January move.

What’s the story?

Dembele only joined Lyon from Celtic during the summer transfer window, and the Frenchman has scored four times in 12 appearances for the Ligue 1 outfit.

According to Goal.com, Dembele is struggling to fit into Lyon’s style of play, and his problems in France could lead to a potential January exit.

The 22-year-old scored 51 times in 94 games for Celtic ahead of a switch to Ligue 1, and the likes of Barcelona and Manchester United were linked with him before the switch to France took place.

Dembele was not even in the squad for Lyon’s Champions League game with Manchester City earlier this week though, and he has managed just three Ligue 1 goals during the 2018-19 campaign.

It might well be that Dembele becomes available at the start of 2019, and Everton should test Lyon’s resolve with an offer in the January transfer window.

Why should Everton make a move?

Richarlison has thrived as Everton’s central striker in recent weeks, but the Toffees are not exactly well-stocked in that area of the field.

Cenk Tosun has not really been able to build on the promise that he showed in the second half of last season, while it remains to be seen whether Dominic Calvert-Lewin has the quality to be Everton’s number one forward.

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There is certainly a space open at the tip of the English club’s attack, and Dembele could arguably lead their line for the next five years.

The Frenchman showed his promise and quality at Celtic, and having previously represented Fulham, a return to English football could now be on the agenda.