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28th Jan, 2018 | 12:13pm

Celtic must not sanction key player transfer after 27-yr-old injury blow

The future of Celtic striker Moussa Dembele has been the source of many rumours in the last few weeks, and these will no doubt continue until the transfer window closes on Wednesday night.
Brendan Rodgers attempted to diffuse the rumours recently by claiming that the player is not for sale, but until recently a big enough bid may have been enough to prize the player away from Glasgow.
However, following Celtic’s 1-0 win over Hibernian events have now changed, which would make selling Dembele a fatal mistake.
Shortly after scoring the only goal of the game 27-year-old Leigh Griffiths suffered another calf injury in the game over Hibernian, and was replacde by Dembele, who played around an hour of the match.
The French under-21 international’s performance in the game may have been poor, but looking at the bigger picture there’s no way that Rodgers can allow the key player to leave the club due to the injury suffered by Griffiths.
With the Scotland international out there’s only two strikers on the books at Celtic Park, Dembele and Odsonne Edouard, and indeed the Hoops should be looking to add to their striking roster before the transfer window closes rather than depleting it.
The 21-year-old should concentrate on getting back amongst the goals and winning a dream move to the Premier League in the summer.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops want to sign Charly Musonda on a permanent deal
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