Moussa Dembele names Celtic teammate he has already clicked with

Moussa Dembele celebrates scoring the second goal for Fulham

The 19-year-old is the Scottish Premiership side's only signing of the summer so far.

Moussa Dembele celebrates scoring the second goal for FulhamMoussa Dembele

Celtic striker Moussa Dembele is confident that his partnership with Leigh Griffiths is already blossoming into something special as the pair both felt that they understood each other's games immediately, the Evening Times reports.

Despite Griffiths being the top goalscorer in the Scottish Premiership last season, new Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers' only signing since taking over has been the 19-year-old.

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates after scoring their second goalLeigh Griffiths

And while his arrival may have caused some friction between the pair as they vie for a starring role in Rodgers' squad - especially if the new manager deploys a system that only uses one man up front - Dembele has insisted that the pair have already struck up a solid partnership.

"Leigh is a very clever player, and he understands how I play. We played as if we already knew each other, so that is also good for the team," he told the Evening Times.

"From the moment we trained together, we felt we knew each other’s game."

Fulham's Moussa Dembele has a shot at goal

Although Rodgers may not want to deviate from any preferred system he may have simply to accommodate for a couple of players within his squad, the fact that Griffiths was the club's best player last season while the former Fulham man appears to have bags of potential should arguably mean that the boss makes an exemption in an attempt to try and get them both in the side, especially if they do play well alongside each other.

After most teams in the top flight found it nearly impossible to contain Griffiths last term, having the Frenchman ask questions of his own alongside him would surely enhance the Bhoys' chances of retaining their title considerably. 

Celtic's Leigh Griffiths (R) celebrates scoring their third goal

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