Main menu


Aston Villa want to speed up transfer decision for striker after making plans for 55-goal Ligue 1 star

Moussa Dembele and Alexandre Lacazette Credit: Alamy

Aston Villa are eyeing a bid for the Lyon striker, French reports say, aiming to convince them to sign Moussa Dembele in January.

It has not been an easy start to the season for Aston Villa. They finished 14th in the Premier League after eight matches.

Only Wolves and West Ham have scored fewer goals in the competition so far. So, there’s not much to speculate about where they’ll be focusing in his January transfer market.

As reported by Jeunesse Futuufinding a new striker is high on Steven Gerrard’s wish list.

Watkins scored 11 goals in the Premier League last season, while Ings scored seven. To reach the next level, you may need to find a center forward who scores more often.

With that in mind, Jeunesse Futuu Aston Villa reportedly set their sights on signing Lyon striker Moussa Dembele in January.

Of course, Dembele is no stranger to English football. He moved north of the border and began his senior career at Fulham before prospering at Celtic.

Since leaving the Scottish side in 2018, Dembele has scored 55 goals in 112 appearances for Lyon.his figure has often seen him leading to a return to the Premier League.

Aston Villa has now established himself as a candidate for his transfer. Jeunesse Futuu should be believed.

But one of the difficulties they may face is report Warning – Dembele says he wants to wait until he becomes a free agent in June before choosing his next club.

Aston Villa We would like to address the problem of attacks more quickly than that. Their plan is to try to buy him out of Lyon, possibly in January.

It may also be beneficial for French clubs. They get a commission (albeit minimal) for Dembele instead of losing Dembele for free.

Still, Dembele will have to approve the transfer, which could take some work.

It remains to be seen if he will attract some bigger clubs, or at least clubs offering European football, if he takes his time.

Moussa Dembele could be exciting for Aston Villa – but alternatives must be kept in mind

For Aston Villa, signing a top-level striker in January could make a difference to their ambitions this season.

Watkins had done well for them in the past, but Ings was good at Southampton, so they came to buy him.

However, Aston Villa is a club aiming for the top. You may need to find an upgrade to cross that particular line.

They are already working to strengthen other areas of the pitch, with mixed success. Their attacks are the next area of ​​the agenda.

Dembele would be an exciting option (albeit not this season) given the pedigree of a club normally found in Europe. It will also be interesting to see how he fares in the Premier League and how far he has progressed since then. his time with Fulham.

But the former Atlético Madrid loan player may have more to consider than Aston Villa. They may need to cast their nets wider if he’s not part of their winter window plans, but he’s definitely someone they’ll keep an eye on.

read more: Steven Gerrard challenges Villa for Mercurial star, targeting Leeds and Rangers contract rebels

An article first appeared on that Aston Villa want to speed up the striker’s transfer decision after drawing up plans for the 55-goal League One star.