Pundit Jamie Carragher has stated that if Celtic striker Moussa Dembele continues to thrive at Parkhead, the Scottish champions will be able to sell him for 20 or 30 times the amount they shelled out to bring him north of the border in the summer.
The 20-year-old attacker left Fulham to join Brendan Rodgers’ men for a paltry £500,000 in the summer and has been impressive in his early days playing for the Hoops.
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Dembele has been given the nod to play in the centre forward role in the Northern Irish manager’s selections and has netted a number of goals already for the Glasgow powerhouses.
The move has also given the attacker a chance to play in the Champions League, with positive and negative experiences for the young star in 2016-17.
Dembele missed a penalty at Camp Nou as Celtic were put to the sword 7-0 but he bounced back to score twice against Manchester City in a thrilling 3-3 draw in midweek.
Carragher has been impressed by the French forward and stated that the Bhoys may struggle to hold onto their prize asset on his current form.
“Missing a penalty in the Nou Camp could demoralise some players but the Celtic striker responded in magnificent fashion against Manchester City,” he wrote in The Daily Mail.
“He was up against the best team in Britain yet was a constant threat and his second goal — a deft, hooked volley — showed what a fine young talent Dembele is; he could have gone into his shell with the memory of what happened in Barcelona but he blossomed.
2:23 – Moussa Dembele’s strike was the quickest goal Celtic have ever scored in the Champions League (2:23). Stunned.
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“Brendan Rodgers has unearthed a gem. He only cost £500,000 from Fulham and with Rodgers’ background in developing young players, there is no question Dembele is in the right place to prosper.
“He only had to see Raheem Sterling at Parkhead to see how Rodgers handles young talent.
“Already the 20-year-old looks like an absolute bargain and, if he keeps scoring at the rate he has been, Celtic are going to struggle to keep him but potential suitors will have to be wary: if Celtic do eventually sell him, then it is going to be for a fee 20 or 30 times more than their initial outlay.”