By Will Butcher

Former Celtic forward Joe Miller believes Moussa Dembele has the world at his feet after making a superb start to life in Glasgow.

The French wonderkid has scored 16 goals in 25 league and cup appearances this season, keeping out 40-goal hitman Leigh Griffiths from Brendan Rodgers’s starting XI.

Miller, who played for Celtic between 1987 and 1993, told the Scottish Sun that Celtic is the perfect platform for Dembele and believes the Hoops should keep the 20-year-old for the next few years.

“He wants to become one of the world’s best strikers and he has the perfect platform at Celtic,” Miller said. “It’s down to him. Celtic is a fantastic showcase to win trophies and play in Europe.

“There is no better club for Dembele right now. That’s how Henrik Larsson made his name. He played in a top Celtic side in the Champions League and achieved so much.

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“Celtic can keep a hold of him for a few years and I think that’s best for Dembele.”

Signed from Fulham earlier in the summer, the France Under-21s international has proved his worth with goals against the likes of Rangers, Manchester City and Borussia Monchengladbach.

According to the Daily Mail, Manchester United are eyeing a January move for the striker, while Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has revealed a fondness for his compatriot.

Wearing the number 10 shirt, Dembele is expected to feature for the 47-time Scottish Premiership champions against Barcelona on Wednesday as Rodgers’ side look to save their Champions League campaign.

Celtic can qualify for the Europa League knockout stages if they can clinch third place in arguably the toughest of the eight Champions League groups.

In other Celtic news, the Hoops have received a blow after this star returned to Barcelona training.