Some Celtic fans have been having a bit of banter in their replies to Lyon’s official Twitter page today.

The official English account of the Ligue 1 heavyweights sent out a humorous tweet this afternoon. They posted a message about their Twitter recommendations being all Celtic-related due to Moussa Dembele chat. Here’s a look at their tweet below:

Many Celtic fans were quick to see the funny side. The Frenchman moved from Parkhead to France for just under Β£20million in the summer of 2018 (BBC). Since then, he’s been a revelation back home, smashing home 29 goals in 62 games (Transfermarkt). But that hasn’t halted the love the Parkhead faithful have for him.

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And some Hoops supporters were in the mood to have a laugh with the French side’s post. Here’s a look at some of the funnier responses to this afternoon’s tweet:


Dembele going from strength to strength in France

It was always going to be difficult for Moussa to follow up his stunning first season in France. He ended the 2018/19 campaign with 20 goals exactly to his name (Transfermarkt).

But credit to the big man, because he’s come out flying this season too. He’s managed nine goals in 12 Ligue 1 appearances. That’s been enough to make him the top scorer in the country alongside Wissam Ben Yedder (Ligue 1).

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Unfortunately, the Champions League has been a bit more of a struggle this season for him individually. He’s failed to score or assist in any of his four CL appearances this season. Of course, Lyon still have seven points from four games in any case, so they still look favourites to go through in a group containing RB Leipzig, Benfica, and Zenit respectively.

Dembele has continued his growth in France (TF-Images/Getty Images)

Dembele has also been linked with a January move to Manchester United (Daily Express). It would certainly be a surprise to see him leave Lyon so soon after arriving only 15 months ago. But career progression is career progression.

He’ll one day go right to the very top. He continues to impress in France just as he did in Scotland, and another step-up is inevitable in the future.

Hopefully Lyon don’t come looking back here for his replacement.

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