By Harry Sykes
Ray Wilkins has said that Celtic striker superstar Moussa Dembele isn’t good enough to make it at a top-four Premier League club yet.
Talking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show on TalkSPORT (Monday, 6am), Wilkins praised the player but said Celtic were “running riot” in Scotland and it was too soon for the young striker to leave to seek his fortune at a huge club.
“He has got an enormous amount of potential, but in Scotland at the moment Celtic are just running riot,” Wilkins said.
“It has been so comfortable for him there but the Premier League is a totally different kettle of fish.
“I think he has the potential to be very good indeed, but at the moment I would say he would probably sit on the bench for one of the top four teams.”
Celtic fans will have a mixed response to Wilkins’ words and probably feel that his views are wrong.
Dembele had a standout season in Scotland, scoring 17 goals from just 29 Premiership games, and only an injury stopped him from staking a claim for the Golden Boot.
At the same time they’d be quite happy if Premier League managers felt the same way as the pundit, as neither the fans nor manager Brendan Rodgers want to see him go.
Dembele has been linked with a number of top clubs and Chelsea tried to sign him in January and have been linked again this summer.
Sky Sports reported recently that Marseilles are the latest club to show an interest in acquiring the services of the 20-year-old.