FORMER Celtic keeper Fraser Forster has advised Moussa Dembele not to be in too much of a rush to quit the treble winners.
The 32-goal French striker has been linked with several of Europe’s biggest names – including Chelsea, AC Milan and Borussia Dortmund – following a spectacular debut season at the Hoops after his £500,000 arrival from Fulham last summer.
However, Forster believes Dembele – and any other of Brendan Rodgers’ players who may be considering quitting before the end of the August transfer window – should think carefully about their decision.
The England international spent four seasons in the east end of Glasgow before switching to Southampton in a £10million deal.
He said: “It all depends on your situation, but you can’t ever be in a hurry to leave a club like Celtic.
“When you are there, you need to love every minute of it.
“It’s such a unique club that it would have to been something really special to find something like Celtic can give you.
“That is especially the case at the moment. Look at what Brendan is doing and how the club is moving forward.
“When you are at Celtic, you get an opportunity to play Champions League and very few players get to do that.
“Very few players in England get to do it and those are fantastic nights at Celtic Park, playing in front of those fans.
“It’s something very special and you can never take that for granted. I would never be encouraging people to leave in a hurry.
“When that opportunity does come, it needs to be the right move for you. But, ultimately, the club will decide when that happens.”
Forster added: “I would definitely recommend Celtic to any player. There is a massive appeal to go there.
“You are constantly competing for trophies, you have the Champions League and you have the support and fanbase.
“It’s a unique club and a lot of people don’t realise how big it is until they see it for themselves.
“It’s a fantastic club and I would always recommend people to go.
“When they get there, they would just fall in love with the club.”