Ex-striker has advice for Celtic’s Dembele

Moussa Dembele has grabbed the bull by the horns to shine for Celtic since moving to the SPL giants from Fulham this summer but his performances haven’t gone unnoticed, with the heads of Europe’s elite turning towards the young Frenchman.

The 20-year-old has starred for the Bhoys this season, exceeding fellow forward Leigh Griffiths, and has scored 16 goals in 25 matches for Brendan Rodgers’ side to help Celtic storm to a comfortable advantage at the top of the SPL.

Whilst that form has attracted attention from elsewhere, former Celtic striker Joe Miller has advised the young forward to stay at Celtic Park for a few years when speaking to The Daily Record.

“This is a great platform for Dembele. Celtic are developing under a young manager and it’s going to be exciting for the next few years. Sometimes you can leave too early. You can go to a bigger league for bigger money and what you think is a bigger club. But it doesn’t always work out. That would be my warning to him.”

“You see some young players going for more money to a league that’s too big for them. He’s only 20. He still has a lot to learn. He should stay at Celtic for a few years and pick up experience.”

Dembele would thrive with regular first-team football at Celtic, as well as experience on the European stage, so it’s fair to say Miller’s advice is genuine and should be followed by the youngster- although it’s clear he won’t finish his career in Scotland.

For now though, Celtic is the best place for the French U21 international and he’ll have another chance to shine tomorrow in the Scottish side’s huge Champions League clash with Barcelona.