Dembélé, the ‘Hunskelper’ with a marvelous physique to boost Atlético

Atlético de Madrid
already has a forward. Is named Moussa Dembélé and it is a physical marvel to reinforce the already powerful mattress attack. The mattress club will pay 1.5 million euros for the transfer until June 30, 2021, from the Olympique
Lyon, which includes a purchase option of 33.5 million euros “to which incentives for 5 million can be added,” according to the French club.

In addition to the price of the transfer and the purchase option, with the possible bonus for objectives, the French entity has also specified that, in the case of the purchase, the Lyon it will also have “10 percent of the capital gain from a possible future transfer.”

He Lyon, which paid 22 million for Dembélé in August 2018 to sign him from Glasgow Celtic. Precisely in this club he earned the nickname of ‘Hunskelper’, which is a kind of ‘honorary title’ that Catholic fans give to their players for their performance at the club, especially in matches against eternal rival, the Rangers. It is derived from the terms ‘hun’, which designates the fans of the blue box and ‘skelp’, which is hitting.


And it is that that Scottish stage was especially brilliant for the Pontoise
. No less than 51 goals and 18 assists in 94 games to become one of the idols of the fans thanks to his goals.


The mattress club, in its communication highlighted precisely one of the great characteristics of the Frenchman, the physical. “A powerful striker comes to our club, who plays in the last meters of the field and has a great scoring instinct to convert chances that he has,” said the Athletic, who highlighted: “We incorporated a player with experience at European level, accurate in the face of goal and with a prodigious physique”.

“His height (1.83 meters) makes him a danger overlooked by rival defenses although his powerful stride makes him also very powerful with spaces. His corpulence makes him very effective in the game from behind, giving the possibility of incorporation to teammates who arrive from the second line and facilitating the second play. Thus, we welcome a player who joins our project with the greatest enthusiasm ”, added the rojiblanco club.

Dembélé, has only played 16 games in the French ‘Ligue 1’ this year with the Lyon, who has played 19. The last three have been lost due to a broken arm, suffered in training on December 23, which will keep him out for at least one more month, according to the calculations of the club’s medical services French, which will not be available until the middle of February.

Of the 16 games played this season, Rudi Garcia, your technician in the Olympique Lyon, chose him for the starting eleven in six, four of them in the first six games of the campaign and only two in the last ten. He scored a goal, on November 29, in contrast to the good numbers he starred in last season, with 24 goals, and the previous one, in 2018-19, with twenty.


Now, at 24, he signs for him Athletic for the march of Diego Costa, who terminated his contract with the club on December 29, to reinforce and complement the attack of the team led by Diego Simeone beside Luis Suarez, which is and will be the usual holder, with Dembélé either as a substitute or by his side.

Because the offensive competition is enormous in the team. Apart from Luis Suarez and the newcomer Dembélé, two men who move more like ‘9’ of reference, in the attack the Argentine coach also has Joao Félix, Angel Correa and even Marcos Llorente, again more used today as a midfielder.

Also the ends Yannick Carrasco, Thomas Lemar or Víctor Machín, ‘Vitolo’, can act as strikers with other characteristics, although they are only used there incidentally by Simeone.