Moussa Dembele

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers has praised Hoops striker Moussa Dembele and the player’s agent for the way his career his progressed so far.

The 21-year-old Frenchman spent three years at Fulham before making the move to Celtic Park last season.

The next step for the player seems to be a move to the English Premier League, and the Celtic boss revealed that the striker wanted to play for the Hoops as it seemed like the natural progression in his development as a player.

Speaking to BBC Sport, Rodgers said: “I’ve seen a big development in him as a young man and as a player and I really expect him over the coming years to develop and improve and go on to become one of the world’s best strikers.

“What I’ve been really impressed with Moussa and his agent is the strategy behind his career.

“He decided to come to Celtic because he felt it was going to be the best stage for him to go and develop.

“He wanted to come to a club where he could experience pressure…how you deal with pressure and, of course, to become a winner.”

Dembele will be a key man for Celtic in their game against French league leaders PSG in the Champions League tonight.

The player missed the first meeting between the teams in September due to injury and will be eager to put on a good display against his fellow countrymen.

Celtic follow up the trip to Paris with Sunday’s Betfred Cup Final against Motherwell.

In other Celtic team news, Brendan Rodgers has saluted Nir Bitton 

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