English Premier League (EPL) club Arsenal have sent scouts to Scotland to scout Celtic’s sensational young striker, Moussa Dembele. The Gunners join the likes of La Liga giants Real Madrid and German Bundesliga heavyweights Bayern Munich in a race to sign the player in the upcoming January transfer window.
The 20-year-old Dembele attracted the attention on Europe’s biggest stage when he scored twice in the Champions League encounter against Manchester City. His contributions for the team resulted in Celtic drawing 3-3 with the Citizens.
The ex-Fulham youngster is now being chased by top European clubs. It is expected that the player will receive big money offers in the winter transfer window in January, 2017, as reported by The Sun.
This is not the first time when Arsenal was linked to sign the man from Pontoise, France. In the 2016 summer transfer window, manager Arsene Wenger wanted the player at the club. They were fighting with rivals Tottenham Hotspur to capture the wonderkid.
However, the former Fulham man chose to sign for less fancied Celtic instead. This has impressed manager Brendan Rodgers who went on to praise the players agent for the decision.
“We’re fortunate to have him. He was coveted by a number of teams but his agent is a clever guy. Does he go to a so-called better league and sit on the bench and not get so many games? Or does he come to a big club with an opportunity to develop and invest some time” Rodgers said.
The former Liverpool manager also praised Dembele heavily and predicted the Frenchman to have an amazing future as a player. He compared him to the likes of Didier Drogba.
“I worked with Didier Drogba at Chelsea and I think he’s of that ilk. He has a belief. I think he said he wanted to be the world’s best player when he came in and so we shall see.” Rodgers added, according to the Daily Mail.
With the player starting fabulously at Celtic, Wenger has reconsidered his approach on the player and wants to get second time lucky. In the winter transfer window, Arsenal will approach Celtic with a big money transfer fee for the player.
However, will Rodgers be willing to sell his prized asset? Only time holds the answer.
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