Towards the end of last week, The Daily Record carried a story surrounding Manchester United’s reported interest in Lyon’s Moussa Dembele.
The publication claimed that United had actually been in contact with the French outfit over a potential swoop in the January transfer window.
However, it is alleged that Lyon value the 23-year-old in the region of £69.8m, which could well prevent the deal from going through.
Despite the decent goal return, a number of United fans have laughed off suggestions that their club could spend close to £70m on the former Celtic forward.
Indeed, even with the team struggling in the final third – netting just nine times in the league – the club’s supporters are not interested in Dembele for that price.
A selection of the Twitter reaction is available to view below:
He’s worth like 40 million let’s be honest
— Jaden Beattie (@Jaden_Beattie) October 12, 2019
— Luke (@Labile_Life) October 12, 2019
— DoF is a waste of Time FC ? (@AntiGlazerFC_) October 12, 2019
80mil should be for Harry Kane. Not Dembele
— The Stretford Pundit (@DezReport) October 12, 2019
loooool he’s rubbish and isn’t even better than what utd have atm overrated
— . (@nuradeen_11) October 12, 2019
He isn’t worth that much. Maybe around 50ish
— Aniruddh Soman (@AniruddhSoman) October 12, 2019
80 million and can’t start for Lyon?!?!
I don’t think so
— Bar Kennedy (@barkennedy) October 12, 2019
No way he’s worth 80 million. Surely, they have to learn from the Pepe deal. No league 1 player is a guarantee in the EPL.
— Chris F? (@ChrisFe93271873) October 12, 2019