ARSENAL WANT CELTIC’S DEMBELE
English Premier League club Arsenal have joined top sides Real Madrid and Bayern Munich to scout Celtic’s Moussa Dembele as the 20-year old Frenchman grabbed a brace in the 3-3 thriller with Manchester City in the UEFA Champions League.
Dembele has attracted the interests of top clubs in Europe for his displays. The clubs are poised to make a move for the ex-Fulham player in the January transfer window, reports say. Arsenal were linked with a move for the player during the summer, along with Tottenham Hotspurs. However, the player and his agent settled for Celtic.
Coach Brendan Rodgers has already declared his interest in retaining the player despite the building attention he is garnering, though that hasn't stopped hundreds of Arsenal fans from backing him to move to the Emirates, with many using an 888 bingo promo code to double the odds!
“We’re fortunate to have him. He was coveted by a number of teams but his agent is a clever guy. Does he go to a so-called better league and sit on the bench and not get so many games? Or does he come to a big club with an opportunity to develop and invest some time into his development, and then step up if that’s what he wants to do? He really bullied the back four, but he’s more than that – he’s got a wonderful touch,” the former Liverpool manager said.
The Sun report that Spanish giant Real Madrid and Bayern Munich are keeping tabs on the youngster with the hope to swoop him when the time is right. Arsenal have a penchant for young talented players, so Dembele wouldn’t be worried much about play time and development as coach Arsene Wenger would see to it. However, it would be difficult for the North London side to poach the talent from Scotland this term, following his exploits so far. His performance made City drop point to see Barcelona go top in the Champions League group.