Dembele has found an agreement to join Atletico Madrid
Dembele was heavily linked with a number of Europe’s top clubs last summer, in particular Manchester United, after an impressive 2019/20 season in which he scored 24 goals in all competitions.
The 24-year-old striker is keen to move on from Ligue 1 leaders Lyon in order to further his career, and he is edging closer to a transfer to La Liga table-toppers Atletico Madrid.
“There is a possibility he will move,” Juninho told Telefoot Chaine.
“Moussa came to see me. He thinks that this is the moment to change teams and that he has lost a bit of motivation.
“This was not something we foresaw, I like him a lot. Keeping someone who does not really want to live in an intense way through the next five months, that is not ideal.
“We are in talks with Atletico, I think that Moussa has found an agreement with Atletico.”
The latest reports in the French media say that Atletico and Lyon have agreed a loan move with option to buy for €35 million.
Dembele will be a replacement for Diego Costa, who recently left Atletico on a free transfer.