Moussa Dembele celebrates scoring for Fulham
Fulham defender Jack Grimmer has told The Scottish Sun that Celtic would be making a 'sound investment' if they swooped to sign striker Moussa Dembele this summer.
The Bhoys have yet to make a signing under new boss Brendan Rodgers, but he has been heavily linked with a move to sign Fulham ace Dembele.
The Daily Mail reported over the weekend that Celtic had identified Dembele as a potential transfer target given that he's out of contract in a matter of days and, thanks to a contractual loophole, could join Celtic for a measly £250,000 compensation.
With Colin Kazim-Richards allowed to leave for Coritiba and Carlton Cole released, Celtic desperately need another striker to offer some support for Leigh Griffiths in the final third, and Dembele's record at Fulham suggests he could be ideal.
The 19-year-old Frenchman hit 17 goals for Fulham last season, becoming one of the Championship's most deadly strikers, alongside Fulham team-mate and Scotland international Ross McCormack.
Now, with interest in Dembele from Celtic, Fulham's Scottish defender Jack Grimmer has been speaking about the striker's potential move to Glasgow.
Grimmer has told The Scottish Sun that he thinks Dembele would be a great signing for Celtic, comparing such a move to when Celtic were ambitious by landing former Fulham winger Patrick Roberts on loan from Manchester City.
Grimmer believes that signing Dembele would be a massive coup for Rodgers and Celtic, suggesting that the striker is only going to get better in the coming years.
"He was given his opportunity in the first team regularly last season and grabbed it with both hands, scoring the sort of goals with real composure and ruthlessness that experienced strikers would be proud of," said Grimmer. "He’s only going to get better and it would be a massive, massive coup if they could get him."
"It’s similar to Patrick Roberts, who I obviously also played with. Celtic were ambitious and determined in going for him and this would be a real statement of intent for them. But if you don’t ask, you don’t get so Celtic are quite right to have a go. It worked out well for Pat."
"He would be a sound investment, 100 per cent. If he gets time on the park and in training, which I think he would, then he’s only going to go in one direction. Coming through, there was even more buzz about him than Pat and that says a lot," he added.
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