Cristian Gamboa: I would pay this extraordinary sum for Celtic 20-year-old
By Danny Wright
Cristian Gamboa believes that Moussa Dembele is worth an extraordinary £50million as he improves his phenomenal goalscoring tally every week.
The Costa Rican international was talking up his teammate to the Scottish Sun after Dembele scored a brace against Hamilton in a 2-0 win on Saturday.
Gamboa added that he can understand why clubs are so desperate to prise the 20-year-old away from Celtic Park.
“I think that first goal is the reason Moussa has the price he has on him now. It was world-class,” the full-back said. “He is a key player. He has had a really good season. He is on fire.
“I think he is showing everyone he deserves the price that has been put on him.
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“It’s not an unrealistic price tag either. I’d give you £50m for him — but I don’t have the money!”
Dembele became the Scottish Premiership’s top goalscorer after his double against Hamilton, overtaking teammate Scott Sinclair.
The French striker now has 15 league goals to his name and an overall total of 29 in 42 appearances in all competitions.
Premier League leaders Chelsea were interested in acquiring the striker in January after his impressive debut season with the Hoops.
They have also been linked with a summer transfer for the player worth up to £40million.
They’re all extraordinary sums for a player who only cost Celtic £500k in compensation from Fulham.
Gamboa moved to Celtic from West Bromwich Albion in the summer in a bid to get first team football.
The 27-year-old has been in and out of Brendan Rodgers’ starting 11 throughout the season and has made 18 appearances across all competitions.
Celtic are currently top of the Scottish Premiership and hold a massive 24 point lead over second-placed Aberdeen.
Rodgers’ side are back in action on Wednesday night when they travel to Inverness, who are fresh off the back of beating Rangers 2-1 on Friday.
In other Celtic news, Dembele has reacted after being substituted off while on a hat-trick on Saturday.