Celtic Told French Ace Was ‘Worth At Least Double’ What He Was Sold For

Celtic Told French Ace Was ‘Worth At Least Double’ What He Was Sold For

Moussa Dembele was worth double what Celtic eventually sold the striker for, according to his ex-Fulham teammate Seko Fofana.

The Frenchman moved to Lyon for £19.7m on deadline day at the end of August, following the striker’s attempts to force through a transfer.

Talking to the French media, Fofana said he was surprised that Dembele didn’t get sold for a greater amount as he has all the talent to be a top player:

“I am surprised that clubs didn’t come in to take him earlier. I was told it was €20m from Lyon, but Moussa is worth at least double that figure.”

“He’s a complete striker – he can score with his head, left foot, right foot and defend.”

The 22-year-old moved to Scotland for just £500,000 in July 2016 after his contract expired at Fulham so the Hoops have made a significant profit on the player.

However, the Scottish club’s manager Brendan Rodgers said he didn’t want to sell Dembele, but once it became known that the forward wanted a move, a decision was made to let him go in the best interests of the squad and to maintain a positive atmosphere at the club.

During his time with Celtic, the France Under 21 international scored 51 goals in 94 appearances in all competitions.