Moussa Dembele’s potential move from Lyon to Manchester United could earn Celtic millions, according to the Daily Record.
The French striker is firing on all cylinders in Ligue 1 this year with 14 goals to his name.
With United possibly offloading a few lacklustre players, the former Hoops man is becoming a target according to the Daily Mirror.
Plus, with Lyon sacking manager Bruno Génésio, the move seems more realistic.
Moussa Dembele destined for Premier League
He may have played a few EPL games in his youth days with Fulham, but Dembele is Premier League class.
The Hoops took advantage of a minuscule youth fee to bring him north to Parkhead in 2016.
He became a top player at the Hoops and scored many important goals in Europe and against Rangers.
In France, he has made the best of a bad situation as Lyon fluctuate in form with recently departed manager Genisio.
Manchester United is a perfect club to go to, a massive team with huge aspirations.
It is possible that he could come directly up against Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk.
Their Celtic roots aren’t too bad for a team playing in a pub league according to some English fans.
Dembele will relish being a big game player down south – it’s in his blood.
Hoops will be in the money
Celtic will be beneficiaries should Lyon depart with one of their summer buys at the end of the season.
The French side bought him just under a year ago for under £20 million and added a sell-on fee.
The Hoops have earned from this in the past with the van Dijk sale.
With a re-build job on the cards for the manager in the summer, an extra help will go a long way.
As Lyon will bring in a new manager, he will most probably want his own players to work with.
This leaves Dembele in a position where an exit will be likely.
As club president Jean-Michel Aulas is a strong negotiator, he will get a high fee for the star.
Dembele should grab the opportunity with both hands and go out and prove he is a star.