By Frank McAvennie

12th Nov, 2020 | 12:19pm

'Something has happened...a fallout?' - Exclusive: Pundit on West Ham transfer report

Lyon striker Moussa Dembele would be a “fantastic” signing for West Ham in January, according to Frank McAvennie.

The Irons and Celtic legend, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suspects that the 24-year-old may have had a “fallout” in France given his lack of game time this season.

Dembele is yet to score in the 2020/21 campaign, the former Celtic striker starting just one of the French giants last five games.

According to The Sun, the Hammers are on red alert after hearing that Lyon may be  prepared to sell Moussa Dembele, the player frustrated by a lack of game time this season.

The former France under-21 international won the hearts of Celtic fans between 2016 and 2018, scoring 51 goals in 94 appearances for the Glasgow giants.

When asked by Football Insider if he would welcome the arrival of Dembele at the London Stadium, McAvennie said:

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“No disrespect to West Ham but I think Moussa Dembele could play for one of the top six teams. He can score goals for fun.

“He must have had a fallout at Lyon because ability-wise you would put him in the team. Something has happened there because he was doing very, very well.

“If West Ham could get him I would take him. He is a fantastic striker who puts himself about and is always willing to take the ball. He knows where the goal is, that is for sure.

“Dembele could even play up top alongside Antonio. That would be a wonderful partnership I think.”

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