Following a brief spell as a trialist at Bolton earlier this month, Standard Liege striker Jean-Luc Dompé is set to join Wanderers on loan today until the end of the season (according to reports from France).
22 years of age and out of favour in his previous loan spell at Amiens, the U20 French international looks to be on the move and heading in the direction of the Macron. A winger by trade but more commonly utilised as a central striker, the Frenchman could be an ideal replacement for Gary Madine.
Previously of Valenciennes, the striker has come up through the ranks yet struggled to make a name for himself in the French league with no particular goalscoring record to boast. However, he seemingly poses an intimidating threat as a tricky winger and could be a real asset on the wing and potentially through the middle if called upon to do so.
Despite having been linked with numerous forward men already this morning, Dompé looks like the only real possibility as of yet other than Dutchman Kramer, however, his deal also seems to have stalled.
Whether or not the Frenchman joins Wanderers remains to be seen but at this stage, I wouldnt be disappointed given that we would struggle to do any better considering our limited financial resources despite the Madine sale and given the lack of time and huge importance of getting someone over the line before the close of play today.
With Dompé looking most likely to make it through the door before the window slams shut, it seems as if we may have a temporary Madine replacement sorted already.
The loan move suggests that bringing Dompé in may purely act as cover until the end of the season when Wanderers will have more time to make a permanent move for our next big striker.
Would you be happy with this one or would you push on for someone else? Either way, let us know in the comments below.
Stay tuned, there’s still a long way to go.