According to the print version of French media outlet L’Equipe, via The Daily Record, Marseille are lining up a €15m (£13.5m) bid for Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, and Bhoys fans have been quick to have their say on the rumour.
The Scottish Premiership holders’ exit from the Champions League exit may well encourage foreign clubs to make bids for some of their stars, and it appears as though Dembele might well be one of those according to the latest report.
While he has suffered from injury issues in recent times, there is no doubt that as a France U21 international who has scored 50 goals and provided a further 18 assists in 91 appearances for Brendan Rodgers’ side, a £13.5m exit would be more than controversial.
Celtic supporters, who have demanded Rodgers to act and change things at right-back after Mikael Lustig’s performance against AEK Athens, have taken to social media to give their thoughts on the exit link, and while one said “try £40m” when talking about the potential offer on the table, another said “if we sell him things will turn even more sour”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Wer falling apart it seems and Huns r on a high. I'm starting to get v worried
— slieve gullion 1 (@slievegullion1) August 16, 2018
13.5 million aye right 😂😂😂😂. Try 40.
— Craig Williamson (@CraigWilliamso9) August 16, 2018
They can ram that bid right up there French crack. Dembele is going nowhere.
— Glasgowbhoy1 (@DarrenMasson) August 16, 2018
Only if he wants to leave. The only player we have sold under Rodgers that was of any decent ability was Armstrong
— Dave Rocks (@NorthPoleCSC) August 16, 2018
I like Dembele. However his injury record is truly awful and Cash is King especially with CL exit. As a shareholder i don’t trust the board one bit. Training regime at Celtic needs to be examined since there is a disproportionate number of soft tissue injuries.
— B Bhoy (@BromsgroveBhoy) August 16, 2018
If we sell him things will turn even more sour
— Declan (@DeclanAvarl) August 16, 2018
They will have to bid minimum of £20m
— Noel Mulligan (@bunlougher) August 16, 2018
If Marseille make a big for Dembele then I would worry that he might want to go although the £13.5 rumored is too low but add another £5 million to that and I think Celtic might deal… Would love to keep him though as he is a CL class strikwr when fit
— Tony CFC (@Green_Curve67) August 16, 2018