Celtic cult hero eyed by former Rangers boss Steven Gerrard

Former Rangers manager Steven Gerrard wants to sign Moussa Dembele for Al-Ettifaq. The former Celtic striker is the latest to be eyed with a view to making the switch to Saudi Arabia but the priority for the club is the signing of Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Al-Ettifaq have made an official approach to the player’s representatives about a lucrative move that would see him work under Liverpool legend Gerrard.

Dembele called Celtic ‘the greatest club in the world’ previously. Dembele was a fan favourite instantly with a hat-trick against Rangers at Celtic Park. He actually managed seven goals and four assists in eight appearances against the Ibrox side. He scored 51 goals in 94 appearances across the two seasons, winning six trophies during his trophy-laden spell in Glasgow.

Big Moussa was excellent for the club before leaving in a £20m deal for Lyon after falling out with Brendan Rodgers. It would have been expected for Dembele to really kick on and go to the top level instead of remaining in France but the deal to take him to Atletico Madrid on a permanent basis appeared to fall through, leaving him to run down his contract with Lyon.

You do have to think that Dembele could have gone on to achieve much more at Celtic which would have likely taken him beyond Lyon. Now, he looks as if he will be the latest big name to vacate Europe for the Saudi Gulf.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.

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