Tottenham Hotspur made a move to sign Lyon striker Moussa Dembele late in the transfer window, but the Ligue 1 side spurned the advance, according to Get Football New France

Spurs manager Jose Mourinho was vocal in his desire to add a new centre forward to his first-team squad, with the North London side loaning Carlos Vinicius from Benfica for the 2020-21 campaign. 

Tottenham are overly reliant on Harry Kane in the striker role and with four competitions to participate in this season, the alternative attacker is set to get plenty of opportunities to play. 

While Vinicius could yet turn out to be a shrewd capture by Spurs, it is hard not to view Dembele as a player that would have excited the Lilywhites fans. 

The French forward’s goalscoring record at Celtic was second to none, while the powerful attacker has continued this form since moving back to his homeland. 

Tottenham need a centre forward to lead the line when Kane is unavailable or being rested, who has the strength to hold up the ball, link-up play and take the chances created for him. 

Dembele certainly would have fit the bill in that regard, with the French forward one of the most exciting young strikers in the European game. 

While Tottenham have had a great transfer window that has rejuvenated Mourinho’s squad, landing Dembele would have been another excellent acquisition.