Dembele signs for Celtic


Brendan Rodgers first signing for Celtic has been confirmed as striker Moussa Dembele (19), who was out of contract at Fulham. Capped up all French youth levels, Moussa was subject to a £6m bid from Tottenham in January, but Fulham chose to retain the player in their fight for Championship survival.

Sought-after players are seldom available out of contract, and even less-seldom come to Scotland, so this is a bit of a coup for Brendan’s Celtic.

I spent most of the day telling people this one works on paper but that I was concerned at his age. Then I realised he’s a French contemporary of Bayern Munich’s Kingsley Coman (4 weeks older than Moussa). I’ll put my ageism back in its box.

Welcome to Celtic, Moussa, and well done to everyone who pulled the deal together.


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  1. embramike says "the Huns are Deid" on

    HT in CL Q1 in Estonia



    Flora Tallinn 1 – 0 Lincoln Red Imps FC

  2. I sincerely hope he ain’t a project.


    Welcome to the Bhoys Moussa, look forward to celebrating many of your goals.


    Keep the Faith!


    Hail Hail!

  3. Welcome to Paradise “The Derry Dembele”………………………..



    Good work Celtic.




  4. Haven’t seen him play but few friends said he’s an excellent player.. His age can only be a good thing.



    Him and the grif together should be good, maybe another more experienced striker to help aswel would be good.



    Well done Celtic





    Well done Catman , on the ball last week, hopefully Duffy announced next .

  5. kevinlasvegas on

    Great Job Celtic, Magic signing.



    Welcome Dembele.








  6. Finally a foreign-named summer signing I can actually say I’ve seen play on a handful of ocassions – thought when watching him last season he might be a contender; but considered him out of our price league when I saw his history.



    Nice one, Celtic, kid looked a livewire with bags of top-class potential.



    Not in the same class as Clit Hill, Joey Bartsimpson or Nico Quaalude, but we’re beggars with a biscuit-tin after all, ain’t that right lurking Hun Monkeys?

  7. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    Belated condolences to the family and friends of the late Macanbeatha.RIP



    He fought for what he believed in and has been granted his Eternal Rest.

  8. Very good piece of business.


    From what i have seen on youtube he is mobile and plays with his head up.


    Looking forward to Brendans Celtic full of guile and swagger.

  9. Good work Celtic well done.



    WTF….fishul Real Madrid shoap oan Las Ramblas,the World’s gone mad.

  10. TheLurkinTim on

    Welcome to Celtic, Moussa…..great piece of business ;-))



    Watching Flora v Lincoln…..both teams are pretty poor to be honest ;-))







  11. !!Bada Bing!! on

    A Ledley type signing financially,low compensation,500k, big signing on fee for the player.

  12. !!Bada Bing!! on

    I think BR will do a deal to get Roberts here full time,if he likes him,Guardiola will be signing £50-60mil

  13. TheLurkinTim on

    Wtf…..the scoreline onscreen has changed to Flora 2-1 Lincoln…..am now thoroughly confused…..????







  14. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar...... Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    How much did we pay for Moussa

  15. !!Bada Bing!! on

    Walked into a wee Portuguese bar ,the local bhoy has a Celtic polo shirt on….:))

  16. AuroraBorealis79 on



    How much did we pay for Moussa





    £500 Grand apparently

  17. 6 feet tall young forward, as I said early on if it’s true ( and it now is) it’s a great piece of business by the club, caps off to DD, PL, and BR, and any others who where involved in the deal, well done you.

  18. Wow what a signing.


    2years championship experience at the age of 19, scoring 17 goals last season.


    I have been critical of the way our club has done business recently and called a hun in the process.


    Brilliant Celtic, take a bow.


    This transfer makes our club stronger and we can only win out of this move.


    Just think his value has rocketed without kicking a ball by virtue of a four year contract.


    Here’s to a successful future, welcome to CELTIC.

  19. Tobago Street on

    Oddly enough, Moussa has a birthday next month. He’ll turn 20!


    And if he bangs in 20 for the hoops . . . can hardly wait!




  20. 67Heaven .. CHALLENGING THE LIE ..I am wee Oscar...... Ipox belongs to the creditors on

    AURORABOREALIS79 on 28TH JUNE 2016 6:17 PM



    You’re jokin’ …. WOW

  21. thomthethim for Oscar OK on

    Dembélé may do the “Sturridge” job for Brendan.



    He appears to have the tools for the job.

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