Former Glasgow Celtic favourite Lubomir Moravcik has said he believes Moussa Dembele is a better signing than he was.

The Slovakian was a seen as a bargain when he joined the Hoops in 1998 for a fee of around £300,000 from MSV Duisburg.

However, Moravcik claims the £500,000 the Bhoys gave Fulham for Dembele will prove to be better business for the Parkhead side.

The 20-year-old has been in sensational form for Brendan Rodgers this season, helping Celtic to an unbeaten campaign which led to the treble.

Dembele’s debut in the Scottish Premiership has caught the attention of many clubs, including the likes of Premier League champions Chelsea being linked with a move.

Moravcik believes his former club can take advantage of the situation, which is why he considers the young striker a better bargain than himself.

“Dembele is big value because he can be sold,” he told the Evening Times.

“I hope he will stay another couple of seasons and score a lot of goals for Celtic. After that? Who knows? He will maybe get an offer from another big club in a bigger league.”

The former Slovakia international also stated he felt Celtic is a good platform for youngsters to begin their careers at, with Dembele setting a good example.

“I think he has been a good example for young players. He has shown them that it is a good idea to come to Celtic and play in this league,” Moravcik said.

“It is maybe easier to score goals here at the beginning of your career than it is in England or other bigger leagues.”


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