Reliable journalist: This Celtic star will be the target of January bids from Europe's elite club
By Alex Stevens
Moussa Dembele will the subject of January transfer interest from Europe’s biggest clubs, according to a reliable journalist.
Scottish Sun football editor Derek McGregor claims the Celtic sensation is “unquestionably” going to have top clubs flocking to Scotland with a view to potential bids in the January window.
This comes just two months after Dembele was signed from Fulham for a fee of just £400,000 after his contract with the Londoners had expired.
Dembele has not only scored 12 goals in just 16 appearances, with only 11 starts for Brendan Rodgers’ team, but has delivered on the marquee occasions.
The Frenchman, 20, scored a hat-trick in a 5-1 Old Firm demotion of Rangers earlier this month and followed that up with two goals, the second a phenomenal overhead kick, in Wednesday’s 3-3 Champions League thriller against Barcelona.
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McGregor is convinced that Dembele has already eclipsed Leigh Griffiths, who scored 40 goals last season, as Celtic’s main man.
“At this rate Dembele’s unquestionably going to have top clubs flocking to Scotland from all over with a view to potential bids in the January transfer window,” wrote McGregor in his Scottish Sun column.
“Major outfits like Spurs, Bayern Munich, Roma and Paris St Germain – where he spent eight years as a kid – were already on his case before Celtic swooped to make him the first capture of the Brendan Rodgers era.
“As things stand, the Hoops could easily command 10 times what they paid for Dembele, if not more.”
The Wednesday night clash provided lift-off to Celtic’s Champions League campaign and ended City’s 100 per cent record in all competitions this season.
In other Celtic news, Rodgers has made a bold claim about the Scottish champions after the draw against City.