Why French striker is an excellent fit for Manchester United

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The summer of turnover at Old Trafford is upon us. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is planning a massive overhaul of the current squad, according to The Sun.

The newspaper reported that Manchester United are preparing a bid for Lyon striker Moussa Dembele as they seek a long-term replacement for Romelu Lukaku.

The 22-year-old is an ideal striking target for the Red Devils, as he presents a youthful, energetic option up front with a poacher’s instinct.

United fans may remember Dembele from his time at Fulham and Celtic, where the youngster broke onto the scene as a 17-year-old in the Premier League in 2013.

That season, the Cottagers were relegated, but the Frenchman found success in the Championship in with consistent playing time. In 2015/16, he scored 15 league goals and earned himself a move to Celtic, where he scored 51 times in 94 appearances.

This season, Dembele impressed at Lyon, bagging 14 league goals while also notching a strike in the Champions League group stage.

In his career to date, the striker has already racked up over 100 goals in just over 200 appearances, tremendous tallies for an up-and-coming forward. He bases his game on sharp, quick movements, as well as an uncanny eye for goal and a knack for being in the right place at the right time.

A return to England with Manchester United would be a wise career move, as with time, Solskjaer could turn Dembele into one of the Premier League’s best strikers.

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Author: Max Cohen