Zinedine Zidane comments on Celtic signing Moussa Dembele, claims Bayern Munich interest

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane has praised new Celtic signing Moussa Dembele.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine ZidaneReal Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has been quoted by the Daily Mail as saying that he thinks Moussa Dembele is a 'very big signing' for Celtic.

Bhoys manager Brendan Rodgers swooped to secure his first signing, with striker Dembele joining the club on a four-year deak after his Fulham contract expired.

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

The Frenchman, 19, joined Fulham from Paris Saint-Germain back in 2012, and established himself as one of the Championship's top strikers last season.

With 15 goals in the Championship - and another two goals in other competitions - Dembele ended the campaign with 17 goals to his name, and with his contract expiring, he became a target for a number of top clubs.

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane celebrates with the trophy after winning the UEFA Champions League

However, it was Celtic who managed to land Dembele, with the lure of more first-team football likely to have swung the striker's decision, as he has been brought in to compete with top goalscorer Leigh Griffiths following the departures of Carlton Cole, Colin Kazim-Richards and Stefan Scepovic.

The move is seen a huge coup for Celtic and Rodgers, as Dembele has been tipped to be a star of the future - and he's now been praised by Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane.

Fulham's Moussa Dembele looks dejected

The French legend, who guided Real Madrid to the Champions League title in May, has been quoted by the Daily Mail as saying that he thinks Dembele is a 'very big signing' for Celtic, and he's been following the progress of the striker in recent times.

Zidane also claims that he knew Bayern Munich, Monaco and Juventus all wanted to sign Dembele, again highlighting just how much of a coup this is for Celtic.

"He is a very big signing for Celtic," said Zidane. "I like to follow the progress of exciting, young French players and I know Bayern, Monaco and Juve were all looking at him," he added.

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