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‘OLI WILL BE A BARGAIN AT £4.5m,’ INSISTS DEMBELE

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MOUSSA DEMBELE admits he is not one bit surprised his mate Olivier Ntcham has settled in so quickly at Celtic.

The 21-year-old French midfielder joined the six-in-a-row champions in a £4.5million from Manchester City in the summer.

And Dembele, last season’s 32-goal hitman, believes it will be money well spent.

The striker said: “I think you have all seen what he is capable of already. When I knew that he was coming here I thought he would be a great signing and I believe you can see that.

“He will score goals, he is a threat, but he can pass the ball and knows how to keep possession.

“Olivier is always very comfortable when has the ball. He doesn’t get rushed. I know that he has settled very well.

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“The way we play here was always going to suit him and we have been able to see that.

“He looks very comfortable and I am sure that he will be a big player for us this season.

“It is good for me because we are good friends, but I think it is also good for the club to have a player like that here because he is such a big talent.”

Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers may rest Dembele for tomorrow night’s League Cup trip to Dundee following the player’s comeback goal against Ross County on Saturday.

The French Under-21 international has struggled with a hamstring injury that wrecked his run-in to last season’s historic campaign.

Will he play at Dens Park? The Hoops frontman replied: “We will see. I didn’t feel any issues after the game. I felt good, but sometimes it can be later on when there is a reaction.

“It can be frustrating. It is good to be back, but the other guys are probably ahead of me now in terms of their match fitness.

“I have missed a lot of game time and I need to try to get myself back to that level. But I feel good to have got back onto the pitch.

“It was nice to score. I always like to score and that is my job. I never think about how many I can score over a season.

“Last season is gone and it is just about looking at this as a fresh challenge. I hope that I can score goals and have a big part to play for the team.”

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