To everyone’s surprise, Olympique Lyonnais managed to keep its three stars in the transfer window, namely Memphis Depay, Houssem Aouar and Moussa Dembélé.
The former Celtic Glasgow striker is the one for whom a start seemed less hot in the final hours of the transfer window. Still, there were many interests in England for the top scorer of the 2019-2020 season at Olympique Lyonnais, according to information obtained by Get French Football News. The media reveal that Tottenham was particularly interested in the prospect of recovering the former striker of the France hopes team in the form of a loan with option to buy. Moussa Dembélé’s profile had been validated by José Mourinho, and the player agreed to join Spurs, where he would have become Harry Kane’s understudy.
Tottenham wanted Moussa Dembélé
But to believe the media, it is Rudi Garcia who personally intervened in this case in order to veto the departure of Moussa Dembélé. Unhappy with the very advanced negotiations between the player and Tottenham, the former coach of AS Roma then decided to place his striker on the bench against Olympique de Marseille. Faced with the firm and categorical refusal of Rudi Garcia to sell his striker in the transfer window, Tottenham turned to Carlos Vinicius, recruited from Benfica Lisbon. It remains to be seen whether this information will find confirmation in France in the coming weeks. But if this is true, Moussa Dembélé may have it bad. Because the Olympique Lyonnais striker had a golden opportunity to discover the Premier League, in a top club, and to evolve under the orders of José Mourinho …