COMMENT
The news that Leigh Griffiths is set to miss the next month with calf injury will put the spotlight back on a Celtic player who has been the subject of much speculation in January – Moussa Dembele.
Griffiths’ injury – which was confirmed by Brendan Rodgers on BBC Sport website – means that Dembele is in line to start his first match for the Hoops since the goal less Old Firm derby in December.
The 21-year-old forward was recently dropped from the Celtic starting line-up for the games against Brechin, Partick Thistle and Hibernian, after Rodgers confirmed that he was concerned that the constant transfer speculation has “turned his head“.
However, the Hoops boss then claimed that Dembele had a future at the club and they had no intention of selling the player this month, after turning down a £12million bid from Brighton.
Supporters seem unsure what to make of the situation, as the Bhoys seem to have intentionally left one of their best players out of the starting line-up in recent weeks.
However, with the injury to Griffiths Dembele seems certain to start the game against Hearts on Tuesday night.
A match-winning performance, coupled by a few goals, would help the player get back onside with the supporters and gave the Frenchman a confidence boost for the games ahead.
In other Celtic news, the Hoops have had a bid for Motherwell’s Trevor Carson rejected
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