MOUSSA DEMBELE would be a remarkable signing coup by Celtic, according to his Fulham strike partner Ross McCormack.
The Scotland striker played alongside the French teenager as his team-mate claimed 17 goals for the Craven Cottage outfit in the Championship last season.
Brendan Rodgers currently heads the queue of suitors for Dembele who is now out of contract and would cost a bargain £500,000 in a compensation fee from the London side.
McCormack 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.”
French Under-20 international Dembele, who has been at Fulham since his £270,000 move from Paris Saint German in 2012, formed a 40-goal partnership with McCormack and was on the verge of a £6million move to White Hart Lane in January before the proposed deal collapsed.
The much-travelled, 13 times-capped Scot added: “Moussa has a bit of everything – pace, strength and is a decent finisher.
“He won’t drift out and put in a cross. He’s a real goalscoring centre-forward. He’s a very good young player who’s had a fine season and scored a few goals.
“It’s hard to know where he will end up, but Celtic are a massive club.
“I always thought he might return to France to his former club Paris Saint Germain, Monaco or Marseille.”
Rodgers is seeking support for 40-goal hitman Leigh Griffiths and has already released Anthony Stokes, Carlton Cole and Colin Kazim-Richards since arriving at Parkhead.
Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Serie A champions Juventus are also watching developments with Dembele.