Celtic goalscoring machine ready to give club a huge shot in the arm - report
By Aramide Oladipo
Celtic striker Moussa Dembele is willing to remain at the club for at least one more year, according to a report.
French publication La Provence claims that the 21-year-old feels comfortable at Celtic Park and he is open to the idea of staying with the SPL champions this season amid interest from Marseille.
The newspaper reports that the Ligue 1 outfit have been tracking the striker throughout the year but they have still not submitted an official offer for him.
The report claims that Marseille are concerned that they will not be able to afford the Frenchman who is reportedly valued between £18million and £23million.
It is also said that a number of English Premier League teams are interested in landing the youngster which has made Marseille reluctant to make a move.
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Dembele was simply outstanding during his debut campaign at Celtic Park last season, contributing with 32 goals and nine assists in all competitions.
The striker’s goalscoring exploits played an integral role in helping the Hoops remain unbeaten in the domestic campaign and achieve an unforgettable treble last season.
The Frenchman currently has three years remaining on his contract at Celtic Park.
Football Insider verdict
Celtic supporters will no doubt be delighted to hear that Dembele is willing to stay at the club as they look to achieve a seventh consecutive SPL title this season. The striker became a firm fan favourite last season due to his goalscoring ability and his knack of scoring in the Old Firm derbies against Rangers. If Celtic want to stand any chance of repeating last season’s incredible exploits, keeping hold of Dembele is absolutely essential because he can also provide quality for the Hoops in the Champions League. Dembele is still a very young player and he’ll surely have plenty of opportunities to seal a big move abroad or in England so it is better for him to stay in Scotland and improve on his game, helping Celtic to achieve greatness in the process.