CELTIC skipper Scott Brown insists 32-goal striker Moussa Dembele will get even better under Brendan Rodgers.

The Hoops boss denied reports Marseille have held talks with the Parkhead club about a potential transfer for the 21-year-old French ace.

Brown revealed his admiration for youngster who arrived from Fulham a year ago and took Scottish football by storm.

However, the Scotland captain believes Rodgers can improve him further.

He said: “For him to score a hat-trick in a (Sevco) Rangers (sic) v Celtic match in his first season and going from there to what he is now, he is a top quality player and under the guidance of this manager he is going to get better.

“We have a great manager and, if Moussa stays here, he will definitely improve.

“I am sure the gaffer wants everyone to stay here, so here’s hoping everyone does stay.

“It is a great bunch of lads in the dressing room and we are just going to get stronger the longer we stay together.

“We have two great strikers in Moussa and Leigh Griffiths and they are totally different.

“Moussa can hold the ball up and bring other people into play and do great things and you know what Leigh is going to do, he is going to work hard and score 30/40 goals, as well.

“So, it is two great strikers, great competition.”

Episode 5 of The CQN Podcast: A Celtic State of Mind comes hot on the heels of one of the club’s most controversial European ties in recent memory.

* What now for the Green Brigade?
* Dedryck Boyata – Are reinforcements on route?
* Virgil van Dijk – The windfall cometh;
* Farewell to Emilio Izaguirre.

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