Moussa’s cryptic message, Dembele digging up Rodgers or Lawwell?

MOUSSA DEMBELE has taken to social media to make a point as his proposed move to Lyon stalls.

The French side have failed to meet Celtic’s valuation on the player and have yet to return with an improved offer for the French Under 21 striker, who yesterday agreed terms with the French side, who yesterday drew Manchester City in the Champions League.

Dembele stands to increase his salary by a factor of four if a deal can be done – that will take him up to 100k euros per week and Lyon, unlike Celtic have Champions League football this season.

However Celtic are NOT prepared to sell on the cheap and know that they will be able to attract offers from England swell as across Europe in January. And Celtic are prepared to provide Dembele with a new, improved contract extension in the meantime, which could see him remain in Glasgow for the season.

If Lyon want the player that will have to increase their offer substantially. If that doesn’t happen Celtic have every right to hold onto their star striker. What a boost it will give everyone at the club – supporters and players – if that happens.

However money talks and if Lyon want our star man then they will have to pay the asking price.

Here’s Moussa’s tweet. Some French folk on twitter suggesting that he will ask for a transfer on Friday to try to force Celtic’s hand.

With the Europa League draw at midday and the window ‘slamming shut’ at midnight it is going to be an eventful day in Paradise.

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