Dembele, who enjoyed a fine season for the Ligue 1 giants last campaign, scoring 24 goals in all competitions, could be on the way out as he is struggling for regular game time.
Should West Ham sign Dembele?
100 per cent
Not going to happen
The Frenchman, who could have been at the centre of a ‘fallout‘, looks more likely than ever to exit Lyon – with a move to the Premier League seemingly on the cards as West Ham register their intent.
McLeish tips Dembele to sign
Now, McLeish has praised the Hammers for chasing Dembele and has tipped them to land a ‘proven goalscorer’ – going on to claim the club are ‘hugely ambitious’ in pursuit of the attacker.
“Dembele’s been linked for a long time with English teams,” explained the pundit to Football Insider.
“David Moyes, with Antonio injured for a while, he’s maybe a little bit short in that department and it seems like David flourishes more with a player whose hold-up play is extremely good.
“I wasn’t sure if he was top level but I guess if he was then Liverpool, Man City and that would be coming in for him – Man United were linked with him. West Ham are hugely ambitious and they will have done their homework and superbly well enough to say that if Dembele comes in, I would say that they must have done their homework, 100 per cent.”
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