Fulham striker Ross McCormack believes that the signing of his former strike partner Moussa Dembele would be a massive coup for Celtic.
Dembele has been linked with a move to Celtic Park by the Scottish Sun after his contract expired at the Championship club.
And McCormack told the Daily Mail that he thinks the 19-year-old has the potential to play at some of Europe’s biggest clubs.
He said: “If Celtic manage to sign Moussa, that will be a real coup for them.
“Wherever he ends up this summer, it will be at a good club. I would think Celtic will be doing well to get him. He is 19-years-old and, halfway through his first full season playing in our team, he nearly went to Spurs.”
The Frenchman nearly joined Premier League Tottenham Hotspur in January but the two clubs failed to reach an agreement despite the player only having a six months left on his contract.
It was believed that Spurs did not want to loan the player back to Fulham for the remainder of the season as part of the deal. McCormack believes another big club will come in for the player this summer and Celtic may find it hard to compete:
“I have to be honest and say that I would be surprised if he goes to Celtic when you think he was close to joining Spurs in January,” he continued.
“But Celtic are a massive club and if you’re going to sign for anyone in Scotland, it’s either there or Rangers. I always thought he might return to France to Paris Saint-Germain, Monaco or Marseille.”
Dembele scored 17 goals last season in all competitions while McCormack scored 23, but Fulham’s poor defence meant they finished 20th in the Championship.