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‘BEST OF LUCK, MOUSSA,’ HOOPS BOSS

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BRENDAN RODGERS  has wished Moussa Dembele the best of luck in his career at Lyon.

The 22-year-old striker quit Celtic in controversial circumstance for the French club in a £19.7million switch just before the transfer deadline on Friday night.

Dembele said the club had “caved in” after several days of talks, cryptic social media posts and his absence from the Europa League win over Suduva.

Rodgers brought a halt to the situation and said: “The whole episode was disappointing.

“I had a really close relationship with Moussa. He was desperate for the move. There was a line over stepped from a behaviour perspective.

“There was a lot of stuff which was said which was not so nice and, ironically, not true.

“Moussa got his move. Deep down, I know he’s a good boy, he did a great job for us and I wish him the best.”

 
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