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Manchester United and Chelsea are two clubs who are sure to spend big in the summer transfer window. Both clubs are in the Champions League for next season and are sure to add a few attackers to their lineup and this might see them fight for some star players before the start of the new season.
One such player who is now wanted by both the English clubs is Borussia Dortmund starlet Ousmane Dembele. The French international is fast growing into one of the most exciting youngsters in the world of football and is also wanted by Barcelona. But which of the English clubs is the best destination for him?
With 10 goals and 21 assists in all competitions last season, Dembele was in terrific form for the German outfit and made it into the first team of the France National side recently. He is ambipedal and is a player who is hard to mark and will improve both the clubs’ squads.
The Red Devils have decided not to stick with Zlatan Ibrahimovic for another season and are also set to lose Wayne Rooney this summer. The duo will leave Manchester United very light in the attack and Jose Mourinho is desperately searching for a top class player to add to his squad.
Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are the two attackers expected to be the first choice next season and also represent the future of the club. Both of them are still at the early stages of their career and Dembele will fit right in. However, having so many youngsters and no established stars in attack might come back to bite United next season if they spend on Dembele to refurnish their attack.
The Blues, on the other hand, have allowed Diego Costa to leave the club and are now in search of a player who can replace him in the first team next season. They have been looking at Robert Lewandowski as an option but are close to signing Everton star Romelu Lukaku.
The Belgian is expected to be the first choice next season but the only backup for him is his national compatriot Michy Batshuayi, who has been far from impressive. Chelsea need a top class backup for Lukaku and Dembele fits the bill perfectly. Lukaku may yet fail to deliver at the Bridge and Dembele will get his chance to prove to Conte and if everything goes well, the French youngster might not take too long to establish himself in the first team in London.
Surely, Chelsea seems to be a better option for Dembele at the moment.