There seems to be a possibility that former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele could be on the move in the transfer window.
The attacker, who is now at Lyon, has been linked with a move to Chelsea, but the French side are not interested in selling the player.
Of course, things can change in a matter of moments in the transfer window. Especially if teams increase their bid for a player.
Hoops will receive windfall when player moves
Where Celtic come into all this is due to the fact that the Hoops have a 10% sell-on clause on any transfer that Dembele completes. The Daily Express is reporting that the Hoops could earn up to £4 million from any move the player makes.
That sort of cash coming into Celtic’s coffers would undeniably be a bonus for the club. However, the Hoops’ transfer plans for the January window should not be affected by any potential move that Demeble makes.
Celtic boss Neil Lennon and the club should keep working on the list of targets the club already has. If Dembele makes a move in the January transfer window, then so be it.
Move might not happen until end of window
What also has to be taken into account is that any move that Dembele makes might not happen until the very end of the transfer window.
Should that be the case, then Celtic would not have much time – if any – to spend their Dembele windfall. That is another reason why the Hoops should not make their transfer business dependent on any money that comes in.
There seems little doubt that sooner than later Dembele will get his move. Celtic will earn some money because of that.
That money will be most welcome to the Hoops when it arrives. And yes, in time, it could be put towards the purchase of player.
That time is not now though, and Celtic must advance with their plans no matter what happens with Dembele.