Liverpool are preparing to hijack Tottenham’s move to sign Fulham striker Moussa Dembele, according to the Daily Star.
The Senegalese striker has scored 14 goals alongside Ross McCormack in one of the Championships’ most lethal strike forces, and it now looks as though Liverpool are going to enter the race for the 19 year old.
Dembele was all set to move to Tottenham in the January transfer window in a deal rumoured to be worth £6million. The transfer however fell through at the last minute despite the player even undergoing a medical, and with Dembele out of contract this summer, Liverpool and a host of other Premier League clubs are now looking at the striker. They will have to pay compensation for the player though as he is below the age of 24.
He joined Fulham as a 16 year old back in 2012 after leaving Paris Saint Germain’s youth academy after 8 years. Until this season he had only scored 2 goals in the League Cup but partnering McCormack in attack for the Cottagers this season, he has scored 16 in all competitions even though Fulham sit dangerously close to the relegation zone in 19th place with 44 points from 40 games. They have scored 61 goals this season but have conceded 66.