Former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele has taken to Twitter to share his enjoyment of an official SPFL post that highlighted his exceptional spell in Scotland.

The Frenchman scored 51 goals in 94 appearances for the Hoops (Transfermarkt), standing out particularly in our legendary 2016/17 ‘Invincibles’ season.

Now, forging a fine career for himself in Ligue 1 with Lyon and potentially moving on to bigger clubs in the future, he’s on the path to becoming one of the top strikers on the continent.

Still, he never forgets his days at Celtic and clearly enjoyed getting a bit of attention from the SPFL, who posted a near 3-minute clip of some of his biggest Celtic goals today.

Dembele said on Twitter: “Kings of Glasgow, Kings of Scotland! Double treble winners. History remembers Kings not soldiers.”


It all comes after reports of a potential reunion with former Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers emerged earlier this week, before being rubbished by a prominent journalist.

France Football reported (via Sport Witness) that Rodgers was considering Dembele as a potential long-term replacement for prolific goalscorer Jamie Vardy.

Subscribe to 67 Hail Hail TV now

However, it appears that Dembele may not be all that keen on joining up with his former manager.

Journalist Duncan Castles told The Transfer Window podcast: “Obviously, Moussa Dembele played for Brendan Rodgers for a long period and for a successful period so I just asked the question to see if anything was happening there.

“The response that came back was ‘this rumour is absolute nonsense and rubbish’, and he basically went on to say Moussa wouldn’t be interested in leaving Lyon for Leicester City.

“A player that is top scorer at Lyon, the next stage in his career path, Dembele has had a very astute and long-term focus on where his career would go.”

Lyon forward Moussa Dembele

Lyon forward Moussa Dembele / (Photo by NICOLAS TUCAT/AFP via Getty Images)

You may remember that Dembele didn’t leave Celtic on the best of terms with Rodgers, notably acting up in training (Daily Record) and posting tweets that were seen as critical of the then Hoops boss (The Scotsman).

Wherever Dembele’s career takes him next, whether at Leicester or elsewhere, it seems he’ll always have a fondness for Celtic and the support despite his dramatic exit.

Have something to tell us about this article?