French publication L’Equipe, as per the Daily Record, reported on Thursday that Liverpool and Arsenal have both made contact with Ligue 1 side Lyon over young striker Moussa Dembele. The Frenchman only made the move back to his homeland from Celtic a year ago, but has made a big impression across the Channel. He scored 23 goals in all competitions for Bruno Genesio’s team this season, while bagging another six assists – all that at just 22 years of age. He’s clearly a wonderful talent, but not all of the Reds’ supporters seem convinced by his potential signing. Some, it’s true, view him as one of the best centre forwards in the world and are delighted at the prospect of signing him. Others, however, view him as being no better than Champions League hero Divock Origi. It would be harsh on the Belgian to bring in someone like Origi who would essentially be replacing him in the squad, but Dembele does appear to be a superior prospect to the Liverpool star. Still, we’ll take this link with a pinch of salt for now.
Live4Liverpool has rounded up some of the best tweets below.
First Fekir,then Depay and now this guy ..how many Lyon player we need to link to before signing one of them ?????
— JC (@yap830514) June 6, 2019
Would be a great signing. Watched him throughout his career at Celtic, great finisher and one of the best STs in the world atm at holding up the ball and linking play using his strength, would bring a different dynamic
— Seán ???? (@SeanMc99_) June 6, 2019
If origi was going yes
— Lake91 ???????????????????????? (@CLake1991) June 6, 2019
Better than origi
— Michael Kelly (@Michael_Kelly67) June 6, 2019
New Divock Origi then
— ???#SixTimes ??? (@2ulhusn1_21) June 6, 2019
he's no champions league winner like Origi so…
— Zen98Hack (@Zen98Hack) June 6, 2019
Ousmane? Yes. Moussa? No
— Rene Jeffrey (@ReneOuld) June 6, 2019
Worse than Origi and totally made up story as no chance we will sign a CF this summer ????
— BobbyKlopp (@BobbyKlopp) June 6, 2019