Moussa Dembele sends class message to Celtic supporters

By John McGinley

June 28, 2021

Moussa Dembele is still feeling the love of Celtic supporters everywhere, five years to the day after officially signing for the club.

Dembele arrived as a free agent from Fulham in the initial days of the Brendan Rodgers reign.

It didn’t take him long to announce himself as a goal threat. The Frenchman would go on to net an impressive 51 goals in 94 appearances for the club, also providing 13 assists. [Transfermarkt]

More than that though he was a big-game performer and a derby specialist. He became one of the biggest heroes to the supporters in recent years, before looking for a lucrative move to Ligue 1 with Lyon.

Now his career is at a crossroads after a difficult loan spell to La Liga champions Atletico Madrid.

But he hasn’t forgotten his Celtic roots. He took to Twitter today to send a class message to the Bhoys, stating: “5 years already Celtic! Until this day you guys are still grateful for the goals I scored and I will always be grateful for the love and recognition you have for me!”

Still just 24, Dembele is almost guaranteed to end up at a big club next season. It’ll be fascinating to see where he plies his trade.

As you can imagine, many Celtic fans have flocked to his Tweet this afternoon to leave a comment or simply interact with a like.

The big man will forever remain an idol to a generation of supporters.

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