Atletico Madrid sign Dembélé on loan
Atlético de Madrid have reached an agreement with Olympique Lyonnais over the loan of Moussa Dembélé until the end of the season. The Frenchman (Pontoise, 12 July 1996) passed his medical at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra and is now a Red & White player.
A powerful striker, Dembélé has a knack for goal and is a strong finisher. He started his career at local club Cergy Clos before joining the PSG academy. At 16, the Frenchman moved to English club Fulham, where he played for the U18 side and won the prestigious Premier Academy League. The striker made his first team debut at 17 against West Ham in the 2013/14 season, and his performances earned him a spot in the France U21 squad. Dembéle enjoyed a fantastic 2015/16 season at Fulham – netting 15 goals and providing seven assists.
He moved to Celtic FC in the summer, where he continue to progress as a footballer. The Frenchman became the key striker in Brendan Rodgers’ side that won the treble, providing 16 goals and nine assists in the 2017/18 season. Dembélé played in the Champions League for the first time during his stay in Scotland. In fact, he netted five goals in the competition, including a brace against Manchester City in his first season at Celtic FC.
The striker moved to Olympique Lyonnais in summer 2018. Since then, he has scored 45 times and provided 13 assists in his 108 games at the French club.
With Dembélé’s arrival, we add a young yet experienced footballer who’s strong both physically and as a finisher. His height also makes him a threat in the air and his speed allows him to run past the opposition’s defenders.
[Source: Atletico Madrid]