The Clumpany wouldn’t say that the MSM are already keen to sell Moussa Dembele on Celtic’s behalf, but I understand the following article may be coming to a news outlet near you very soon…
Dembele: my Champions League wantaway hell! “Celtic are holding me back” says star striker.
Brendan Rodgers has resigned himself to losing star striker Moussa Dembele following his brace against Manchester City on Wednesday night.
The 20-year old has netted regularly since joining the Hoops from Fulham in a four year deal over the summer, having started his career aged 16 with Paris Saint-Germain.
His latest eye-catching performance at Europe’s top table had an army of scouts at Celtic Park drooling. Now Dembele is set to break fans’ hearts by slapping in a transfer request and moving to a top club in January.
But the Celtic manager, who has rejuvenated the Parkhead side since taking over, already knows his long-term plans are in meltdown. Sources suggested to MadeUpNews.com that during heated scenes in the manager’s office, Dembele told Rodgers that he was leaving as soon as possible because “he couldn’t take Celtic any further”.
Our source revealed “It’s nothing personal. Dembele likes Brendan but he feels that being at Celtic is holding him back. He knows he can’t carry the side any longer without it damaging his career. Brendan is furious as he know his board will take the money and run.”
Should Dembele leave as expected in the New Year, MadeUpNews.com understands it is likely to spark an exodus of Celtic’s recent signings. And in a doomsday scenario for the Scottish Champions, Rodgers himself will undoubtedly question whether the time has come to jump ship and seek another club.
“If Rodgers goes it will be straight back to the Ronny Deila era in terms of tactics and team performance” said our source. “The fans will walk away in droves, and this season will probably be the last time we ever see Celtic in the Champions League. Having been completely humiliated, Dermot Desmond isn’t likely to stick his neck out and allow the recruitment of a high profile manager or great players ever again.”
Celtic’s likely collapse in the second half of this season will be welcome news for their title rivals who feared being in the shadows for many years. It is understood that they have already been approached by a number of open-top bus providers with a view to staging a trophy parade in May.
Celtic and Brendan Rodgers declined requests for a comment on our story. So it must be true. Mustn’t it?!