Manchester United are reportedly interested in signing former Glasgow Celtic striker Moussa Dembele and the Hoops could be in for a cash injection as a result, according to a report published by The Daily Record. 

The Scottish champions offloaded the France under-21 international to Lyon last summer for a fee in the £20 million range.

If Dembele is indeed sold this summer, Celtic will be in line to receive money as they included a sell-on clause in the deal when he moved to the Ligue 1 club.

Dembele was a star within the Hoops first-team between 2016-2018 as he went on to score 26 goals from 55 Scottish Premiership appearances for the club during time his with them.

The 22-year-old former Celtic man has continued to impress this season and has so far bagged 12 goals and recorded five assists from 27 appearances in the Ligue 1.

Dembele still does have flaws in his game but he has shown signs that he will be worthy of playing for a club which competes in the Champions League if he carries on improving.

If and when the player is sold, it will likely be for a hefty amount which will obviously be good news for Celtic. Just like Tottenham’s Daniel Levy, Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas is known for being a difficult negotiator.

Should the player be sold, it will not be the first time that Celtic would have reaped the rewards of good planning.

The Hoops earned themselves a good £7.5 million when defender Virgil van Dijk moved from Southampton to Liverpool in January 2018. The sell-on clause was inserted into the Dutchman’s contract when Celtic sold him to the Saints.


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