After Steve Bruce and his son (Alex) were spotted at Crewe Alexandra this weekend, it’s now emerged why the Newcastle United boss was in attendance.
According to reports, the Newcastle United boss was undergoing his very own scouting mission over Peterborough star Siriki Dembélé – who can play out wide or up top.
The 24-year-old Ivorian has been one of the star men in the EFL in recent seasons and has started the 2020/21 campaign in superb form, bagging five goals and 4 assists in 11 appearances so far.
As it turns out, the Peterborough Telegraph think Bruce may have left Crewe “disappointed” by Dembele’s display, with him playing the full 90 but failing to get on the scoresheet for the table-topping Posh in a 2-0 defeat in Cheshire.
Here’s what Peterborough’s director of football Barry Fry recently said when asked about Dembele’s future – insisting that they have “no interest” in selling their star man:
“We have no interest in selling Siriki,”
“We’ve had bids for him, but they’ve all been rejected, because the manager, the co-owners and myself agreed we’d not sell another player after Toney.”
As you can see, Dembele was a teammate of free-scoring striker Ivan Toney before his big money move to Brentford over the summer.
Dembele is no longer a ‘youngster’ at 24 and has only tested himself in the third tier as things stand, but this is one to keep an eye on, it seems.