Moussa Dembele has been told by no less than Frank Leboeuf the best thing for the exciting Fulham forward is to play at a club that promises you games.
For those who speak French, you can hear it for yourself above.
The former Chelsea defender, who won the World Cup with France in 1998, reckons this summer is not only pivotal to a player out of contract with clubs like Tottenham and Liverpool coveting his signature, but could decide Dembele’s career over the next three years.
Both were on a recent French football chat show, Telefoot After, where Dembele’s next move was debated.
At one point, footballer-turned-actor Leboeuf joked as the Fulham forward was handed a book called: ‘The Secrets of the Transfer Window’ - ‘you’re going to need it.’
Dembele wondered out loud whether a gamble on a different club was worth it.
“You are never 100 per cent sure to make the right choice in terms of choosing the right club but that is part of the risk of the job; it’s football and you have to take risks,” he added.
“It is about progression for me and that will come with playing the maximum amount of games.”
The ex-Chelsea defender agreed on the games part.
“Money and status of a club are both important things,” Leboeuf said. “But Dembele is right in asking himself whether he will play or not.
“He should be looking at his progression and how many players in his position are in the current team? If there are four attackers in the team what is the point of signing for that club?”
Fulham’s head coach Slavisa Jokanovic has constantly urged his young hitman to stick with a club that will all but ensure progress on the back of a 40-goal partnership with Ross McCormack.