'Body language reeks' - BBC pundit slams Sutton on Twitter in Celtic transfer row
Tam McManus has strongly disagreed with Chris Sutton’s assessment that Moussa Dembele wants to stay at Celtic.
The BBC Sport Scotland pundit fired back at comments made by Sutton following Celtic’s 2-1 win over Partick, a game in which Dembele was an unused substitute.
McManus claimed that the player’s body language and overall demeanour proved that he wants to leave Glasgow as soon as possible and that Hoops fans deserve to know what’s happening with the player.
“Why hasn’t he came out and said publicly that he is happy at Celtic and he wants to stay long term then? Not a peep.” he said on his personal Twitter account.
“Actions speak louder than words and his body language reeks of wanting out at the first opportunity. Think the majority of Celtic fans would now agree.”
Why hasn’t he came out and said publicly that he is happy at Celtic and he wants to stay long term then? Not a peep. Actions speak louder than words and his body language reeks of wanting out at the first opportunity. Think the majority of Celtic fans would now agree. https://t.co/lU1Wu85rzH
— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) January 24, 2018
There has been constant speculation surrounding Dembele’s future in recent weeks, which seems to have reached fever pitch after Hoops assistant manager Chris Davies claimed that the club was aware that Dembele wants to leave in the January transfer window.
The French under-21 international had a superb first season with the Hoops, scoring 32 goals, but injuries and squad rotation this season have limited him to just nine goals.
Dembele’s future isn’t any clearer following the match against Partick, which was the second in a row that the 21-year-old was an unused substitute.
When Brendan Rodgers was looking for goals to win the match in the second-half he turned to Leigh Griffiths rather than Dembele, which perhaps tells you something about the player’s future in Glasgow.
In other Celtic news, Chris Sutton believes that Dembele or Griffiths must start every game from now on
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