With Brighton manager Chris Hughton once again denying that his team have made any move for Moussa Dembele, it means that the speculation surrounding the 21-year-old’s future will continue, and that has the potential to be bad news for Celtic.
If Dembele is to leave, it is important that the deal is done as soon as possible so that the Hoops can begin to scout a replacement for their star striker.
The issue seems to be though that no team that’s meant to be interested in the French under-21 international have yet met Celtic’s valuation, widely reported to be around £20million.
The Hoops should consider keeping Dembele until the end of the season if no club meets his valuation. If the player recovers his from that could increase the money the Bhoys receive for the striker whilst giving them time to properly look for a replacement.
The one think that can’t happen is Dembele leaving on the last day of the transfer window leaving Celtic to scramble for a new striker at the very last minute.
The best thing for all concerned would be either Dembele leaving in the next few weeks, or that the player stays for another six months before he gets his move to the Premier League.
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