By Dominic Toner
Zinedine Zidane has revealed that he is regular contract with France’s national manager Didier Deschamps about Celtic forward Moussa Dembele.
The 20-year-old had been tipped to earn a senior call-up for France during the international break, but missed out on the 23-man squad to face Luxembourg and Spain.
Deschamps has a huge pool of talent to pick for his squad and couldn’t find room for Celtic’s in-form striker.
However, Real Madrid boss and self-confessed Dembele admirer Zidane has admitted that he speaks frequently with Deschamps about the striker and made another huge statement when he predicted a lengthy international career.
“I am in regular contact with Didier and I know he is a player that he is monitoring closely,” Zidane said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun. “He should not think because he is playing in Scotland he has not been noticed — because that is not at all true.
“He is a natural goal scorer and his international career I am sure will be a long and successful one.”
Dembele may not have been drafted into the France squad on this occasion, but footballing great Zidane expects that to change in the near future.
The youngster has been in sensational form for the Bhoys this season after his move from Championship club Fulham in the summer.
The forward has scored a remarkable 32 goals in just 46 appearances this campaign across all competitions.
He has been the standout player in Brendan Rodgers’ side this term and played a major role in their unbeaten domestic form.
Dembele has also shown his desire to play on the big stage, scoring in the Champions League, Scottish League Cup final and Old Firm clashes this season.
In other Celtic news, Scott Sinclair hopes his form will win him a place among England’s elite.