According to the Daily Mail, Fulham’s Moussa Dembele is attracting the interests of the Premier League’s elite clubs.
The 24-year-old Belgian has excelled this term after converting into a centre-midfielder under Martin Jol after previously being deployed as a striker. Dembele is usually given a free role within a 3-man Fulham midfield alongside Danny Murphy and Mahamadou Diarra, usually finding himself operating in the playmaker role behind the striker.
His performances in recent months have reportedly attracted the interest of Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and Arsenal – who could be looking to take advantage of Dembele’s contract situation at Fulham. The player’s contract expires at the end of next season which means The Cottagers could be willing to cash in on the player with talks over a new contract yet to lead to any conclusions.
After signing Dembele for a fee in the region of £5million from AZ Alkmaar in 2010, it is expected that a transfer fee of £10million will be required for Fulham to relinquish their star midfielder this summer – which in today’s market would be an attractive figure to many potential suitors.
The question remains however is Dembele worthy of a move to one of the bigger clubs in the Premier League?
The Belgian has been shown to be a technically gifted player; very calm in possession he is also rarely let down by his first touch which has led him to being a composed operator in midfield for Fulham. However whilst being secure in his new midfield surroundings, he has offered very little in the final third this term – contributing a paltry two goals and two assists for his side.
All in all if Dembele was to secure a move to Old Trafford, Stamford Bridge, White Hart Lane or elsewhere – it wouldn’t be a move which would inspire many fans who potentially could see it as more of a financially based moved.
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