Tottenham Hotspur sent scouts to watch Lyon striker Moussa Dembele last month, according to reports in France.

Dembele was linked with Spurs during an impressive spell at Fulham as a teenager but ended up leaving the Cottagers for Celtic.

The 22-year-old spent two years in Scotland before joining Lyon, for whom he has scored 21 goals across all competitions in his debut season.

French outlet Mercato365 claims Dembele performances have been attracting interest from England, with Spurs, Arsenal and Manchester United all said to have watched him in a recent 3-2 victory over Bordeuax.

Dembele scored an 85th minute winner, and his goalscoring form may see the number of suitors increase ahead of the summer transfer window.

The report suggests Dembele has been identified as an ideal back-up option for Harry Kane.

And at just 22, Dembele has plenty of time to improve and perhaps convince Mauricio Pochettino he is worthy of a starting spot alongside Tottenham’s talisman.

Whether or not it’s Dembele, Spurs simply must sign a new centre-forward this summer, especially if Fernando Llorente departs as expected.



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