Celtic won’t receive a sell-on fee related to the transfer of Moussa Dembele during the current window, as he looks certain to stay in Lyon, Get French Football News reports.
The outlet believes a move to the English Premier League did come close in recent days with Tottenham Hotspur hoping to land him on loan and insert a lucrative option-to-buy clause into the deal, similar to their move for Benfica’s Carlos Vinicius.
However, despite Dembele being keen on the switch, the former Bhoys star is expected to still be in Ligue 1 by the close of play today.
The Scottish champions are reported to have a 10% sell-on clause in place for any profit the French club make on his sale (The Daily Record).
The 24-year-old’s contract doesn’t expire until 2023, so there is plenty of time for Lyon to secure a massive fee for the player, who has scored 44 goals in 98 appearances since leaving Glasgow (Transfermarkt).
Any income right now will be very much welcomed by Celtic due to the ongoing pandemic restricting matchday revenue, the club missing out on the Champions League and the fact we look to have retained our most valuable assets.
However, anything received for Dembele is a bonus, so waiting a bit longer for the windfall is not too much of a blow.
Hopefully, the derby specialist continues to impress in France and gets a move to an even bigger league in the future.