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Spurs: Fabio Paratici interested in Moussa Dembele

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in a deal to bring Moussa Dembele to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the summer transfer window.

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That’s according to a report by French media outlet Foot Mercato (via Sport Witness), who claim that Fabio Paratici has now added the Olympique Lyonnais centre-forward to his list of transfer targets, with the Ligue 1 side expected to demand a figure of around €25m (£21m) in order to sanction the 25-year-old’s sale this summer.

The report goes on to state that Manchester United and Arsenal are also keeping tabs on the former France U21 international ahead of a potential move of their own, while the striker himself is believed to be open to a move away from the Groupama Stadium.

“Perfect” for Conte

Considering just how impressive Dembele was in France this season, in addition to the fact that a backup for Harry Kane is reported to be one of Antonio Conte’s priority targets in the summer transfer window, it is not difficult to see why Paratici would be interested in a deal to bring the Frenchman to north London in the coming months.

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Indeed, over his 30 Ligue 1 appearances this term, the £15.3m-rated centre-forward was in blistering form for Lyon, scoring 21 goals, registering four assists and creating six big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 2.9 shots, making 0.9 key passes and completing 0.8 dribbles per game.

These returns saw the £51k-per-week talent who Rich Fay dubbed both “perfect” and “deadly” average a highly impressive SofaScore match rating of 7.11, ranking him as Peter Bosz’s seventh-best performer in the French top flight.

Furthermore, Dembele’s performances saw him earn a considerable amount of praise, none more so than from Jean-Pierre Papin, who stated of the former Paris Saint-Germain starlet:

“I really like this style of centre-forward. When you have a beast like Dembele in front, you have to play for him, which was not done enough during the first part of the season. He is good in the head, powerful, he has all the panoply of a modern striker and his chance to goal ratio is better than in previous seasons, he is more influential for his team.”

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A truly wasted talent...

As such, considering his undoubted ability in front of goal and extremely reasonable asking price, it would indeed appear as if the striker would be the perfect addition to Conte’s current attacking options at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, leading us to believe that Paratici must do all he can to beat Arsenal and United to the signing of Dembele this summer.

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