Dembele’s potential fee could knock these five previous Celtic deals off the radar
Brendan Rodgers hopes that he’ll get at least two seasons out of Moussa Dembele before the inevitable offer lands on his desk.
With Crystal Palace paying Liverpool £30m for Christian Benteke during the summer it’s not totally out of the question that Dembele could fetch a similar figure.
When he indicates that it’s time to move on it’s likely that a club bigger than Crystal Palace will be looking for his services.
Almost certainly a bidding war will break out, but, as with his move to Celtic, the player and his agent will have a major role in deciding the next career step.
England would seem the likeliest of destinations but having previously turned down opportunities to remain down south, a move to Spain or Germany could be possible.
Whatever happens, Rodgers believes that there are other Dembele’s out there, waiting to be polished up and given the right platform.
Celtic fans are well used to seeing stars depart, it was difficult to replace Victor Wanyama, Gary Hooper and Virgil van Dijk.
Perhaps under Rodgers the sale of Dembele won’t be the end, it may just be the beginning.
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