Dembele responds to speculation of big move away from Celtic
By Dominic Toner
Moussa Dembele has insisted that his focus is solely on playing for Celtic.
The 20-year-old moved to Celtic Park in the summer and has enjoyed a fantastic start with the Scottish Champions, catching the attention of Europe’s elite clubs in the process.
The Sun reported in September that Arsenal had joined Real Madrid and Bayern Munich in the pursuit of the youngster.
Dembele has revealed that he is flattered by the interest, but wants to continue his good form for his current club.
“It’s good to know that clubs are watching me — but as long as they know I’m a Celtic player,” Dembele said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun. “I’m focused on Celtic. I don’t listen too much to what anyone is saying about me.
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“My job is to get Celtic the best results possible and score as many goals as possible. Celtic is the best club for me. Not just for a few years. For a few years and more.”
Dembele has caught the attention of Europe’s big teams after a blistering start in Scotland.
The striker has scored 12 goals in his first 17 appearances and is leading the line superbly for Brendan Rodgers’ team.
He recently netted a brace against Manchester City in the Champions League as Celtic earned a valuable 3-3 draw with the English giants.
Dembele left Fulham in the summer after a strong season in the Championship, scoring 17 goals in 46 appearances across all competitions.
He continued his good from into the international break and scored for France’s Under-21s against Georgia.
The Hoops face Motherwell on Saturday in the Scottish Premiership and will hope to extend their lead at the top of the table.
In other Celtic news, the club are lining up a deal for their 29-year-old defender.