Crystal Palace wants to sign Dembele before Aston Villa does.
At the conclusion of the current campaign, Moussa Dembele’s contract with Lyon will expire. Additionally, Crystal Palace wants to sign him to a Bosman contract. According to a Football Insider report, Aston Villa is also interested in signing the French striker. But in order to lure him to London, Palace is prepared to make him a lucrative offer.
Dembele has struggled this year for the French team, scoring just three goals in all competitions. He has, however, previously displayed his talent with teams like Celtic and Fulham. When he first joined them, he was also quite impressive for Lyon.
Without a doubt, a 26-year-old could end up being a valuable asset for Crystal Palace in the upcoming campaigns. Due to interest from Arsenal and other teams, the Eagles may lose Wilfried Zaha, a crucial attacking player. Dembele might take his place as well.
In the summer, Zaha will become a free agent, and he plans to leave when his deal expires. It’s unlikely that the 30-year-old will agree to a new deal at Selhurst Park. He’ll be hoping to sign with a major team that can contend for trophies in the upcoming seasons.
Dembele will be looking to restart his career with regular football in England. The chance to play in the Premier League may be an alluring option. The Frenchman possesses the attributes necessary to succeed in English football. And right now, a new beginning at Crystal Palace might be just what he needs.
Because the 26-year-old French striker is being signed for free, the transaction is low-risk. But it’s still unclear whether Palace will be able to close the deal in the upcoming weeks. Dembele would be a fascinating option for Aston Villa, who could also use another good striker.
The 27-year-old midfielder for the West Midlands team, Ollie Watkins, has been overly reliant on his teammates the entire year. The Aston Villa striker’s backup candidate next season could be Dembele. The 26-year-old French striker’s ultimate destination will be interesting to watch.