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Who is Moussa Dembele?

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Since I said in this blog that the transfer window was a series of gentle tremors, the name of this striker has been popping up and now is being linked with a £5 million move to the Midlands club. He might have a name which sounds like a culinary dish, but who is he?

1) Dembele turns 23 today. The young striker transferred from Willem II to AZ Alkmaar in 2006. In 2009, he was linked by Mirrorfootball.co.uk with a move to Arsenal, and football.co.uk linked him with a move to Chelsea.

2) Since his move to Alkmaar in 2006, Dembele has starred for the side 118 times, scoring 24 goals in the process, roughly equating to a 1 in 5 strike rate. During his full career, he has played 155 times, scoring 37 goals in the process and contributing with 16 assists.

3) Dembele won the 2008-2009 Eredivisie whilst at Alkmaar, as well as the Dutch Super cup in 2009

4) Dembele was part of the 2008 Belgian Olympic team. Belgium went on to beat Italy in in quarter finals, with Dembele contributing 2 of the goals to the 3-2 scoreline. They then went onto losing to Nigeria in the Semifinals, and lost to Brazil in the 3rd place play offs.

5) Here is the obligatory video of Dembele looking like a world beater:

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Written by Nicole Carroll

July 16, 2010 at 9:35 am

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  1. That boy got talent! A very fast player with a nice shot. But we have to remember that his still young… I dont think his ready for the premier leageu yet.

    – Norwegian Premier League bloger.

    28legend

    July 17, 2010 at 2:43 am


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