Celtic forward Moussa Dembele was again an unused substitute on Tuesday night as the Hoops ran out 2-1 winners away to Glasgow rivals Partick Thistle.
The Frenchman has started just three matches since the start of December, with Brendan Rodgers opting to give Odsonne Edouard regular starting opportunities in attack ahead of both Dembele and Leigh Griffiths.
Given his ability and importance to Celtic, the situation is far from ideal and it’s something that supporters want to be sorted once and for all, whether he stays or goes.
Fan opinion varies wildly, with some believing he shouldn’t be sold, others criticising the club for perceived poor treatment and many more desperate to cash in before his value in the transfer market potentially plummets.
There’s been plenty of debate on social media in the wake of another non-appearance…
Think the quickest the dembele mess is over with the better for club and dembele no use to anyone sitting on the bench
— Andy hynes (@andyhy88) January 23, 2018
Treatment of dembele recently has been v poor from Celtic. Can’t be distracted if no offers have came in as far as I’m concerned. Give him games to prove whether he wants to be here or not. Has been nothing other than professional so far! #Celtic
— PS07 (el gato) (@packgangcsc) January 23, 2018
Duno what to make of the Dembele situation but not having him starting or even an option after that first half is just a bit careless from Rodgers. Needs sorted quickly before the Zenit game
— Nathan (@nkg_67) January 23, 2018
If an offer hasn’t already been accepted for Dembele then we are deffo going the wrong way about keeping him. If he’s in two minds, picking Edouard over him will make it for him.
— Rm ? (@JustOkapi) January 23, 2018
If Dembele is going then Griffiths needs to start every week from now on. We can argue which one of those two is better all day, but they are both better than Edouard. It’s about time one of our strikers got a good run in the team.
— Chairman Lmao (@BenTheTim) January 23, 2018
It's immaterial if dembele is awesome, decent or pish …..he's clearly disinterested. I'd rather have a slightly less talented player who has more desire to play for celtic
— celtic matchworn . (@celticmatchworn) January 23, 2018
Celtic are bang out of order the way they're treating Moussa Dembele. How you supposed to attract top talent when the club hound you out the door when they decide to cash in. Disgraceful.
— Paul McQueen (@queenmachine67) January 23, 2018
Remember when Moussa Dembele was a Celtic player?
— Brian Kelly (@brizo050505) January 23, 2018
I cant enjoy anything celtic right now while moussa dembele is being treated in contempt
— Kieran (@kmccluskey67) January 23, 2018
Dembele .. go warm.up… CBA, looks bored, kinda looked uninterested, Sits back down.. doesn't get played
Good as gone isn't he?
Hope not. He is some player on his day when his mind is there
— TBOL (@TonyBoland88) January 23, 2018