On This Day in 2016, Moussa Dembele joined Celtic from Fulham. The French striker joined for a mere £500k compensation fee and would go on to become a top player in the Green and White of Celtic.
The 25-year-old 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 Madrid on a permanent basis appeared to fall through, leaving him to spearhead the Peter Bosz attack.
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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.
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. Whilst he is doing well there, you have to think that from the qualities that the centre forward produced in attack for Celtic would see him move to a top team instead of a lateral move to Lyon.