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Patrick Roberts is absolutely thrilled to be reuniting with Moussa Dembele at Celtic

Fulham's Moussa Dembele (R) applauds fans at the end of the match

The two 19-year-olds played together at Fulham and will now be turning out for Brendan Rodgers' Celtic next season.

Fulham's Moussa Dembele (R) applauds fans at the end of the match

Celtic completed the signing of hotly-tipped youngster teenager Moussa Dembele from Fulham on Tuesday and nobody appeared more excited than Bhoys winger Patrick Roberts.

Dembele enjoyed a remarkable breakthrough season at Craven Cottage last term, missing just three Championship fixtures and scoring 17 goals in all competitions after becoming a regular under Kit Symons and his replacement Slavisa Jokanovic.

That form at the age of just 19 alerted numerous clubs in Britain and Europe to his talents, but it is Celtic who have managed to pull off something of a coup by persuading him to move north of the border.

Fulham’s Moussa Dembele applauds the fans at the end of the match

The Bhoys success in snaring Dembele has clearly delighted the French starlet's former teammate Roberts, who was the first to welcome the forward to Parkhead.

The winger tweeted: "Big signing!! Good to play alongside you again bro... Welcome."

Roberts and Dembele spent three years together in London, breaking through into the first-team picture around the same time, and both played significant bit-part roles in the 2014-15 campaign before Roberts' move to Manchester City, with the pair making 20 and 15 appearances respectively in all competitions.

With Roberts to remain on loan at the Hoops until next summer and Dembele having signed a four-year deal, the teenage pair can now look forward to striking up a partnership on the pitch once again in green and white next season as Rodgers' exciting revolution at Parkhead continues.

Fulham's Moussa Dembele celebrates scoring their third goal and completing his hat trick with Patrick Roberts (R)

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