John Hartson suggests Celtic should sell Moussa Dembele if they receive £30m bids for striker

John Hartson -  Wales Forwards Coach (R)

The Celtic striker is on the radar of some of Europe's biggest clubs after a brilliant start to life at Parkhead.

John Hartson -  Wales Forwards Coach (R)John Hartson

John Hartson has told The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast that was broadcast on talkSPORT on November 23rd 2016 that it is a no-brainer for Celtic to sell Moussa Dembele if they receive a bid of between £25m and £30m.

The former Fulham man has been sensational since making the switch to the Scottish Premiership, having scored 16 times in just 25 games, including three goals in the group-stages of the Champions League.

The Daily Mail reported earlier this month that the 20-year-old is now, unsurprisingly, attracting interest from Premier League pair Manchester United and Arsenal as well as the club where he spent much of his youth career, Paris Saint-Germain.

And while Hartson insisted that he has been hugely impressed by Dembele, he suggested that it could ultimately be in Celtic's best interests to let him go if they receive a huge bid from another club.

Celtic's Moussa DembeleCeltic's Moussa Dembele

"If Celtic were to get a £25m, £30m offer for Dembele, who cost them £500,000 - as much as the Celtic fans want to keep him, they want to build on the younger players and buy players to come in and add - it becomes a no-brainer really," he told The Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT.

"[If] That type of money comes in, and then whoever the manager is, whether it's Brendan in years to come, then he can rebuild and he can build his squad bringing that extra quality of player. 

"They talk about Dembele and how good he is, for me, he's got the lot, he has really got the lot. I know he's scoring goals up in the SPL, but he's also getting two goals against Man City, he's getting goals in the Champions League."

Celtic manager Brendan RodgersCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers

While it may be difficult to replicate the same success they have had with Dembele in future, the Hoops should take a tremendous amount of confidence from the fact that they needed just £500,000 (via Get West London) to sign a player who has made an immediate impact domestically and in Europe.

With the kind of bids that Hartson expects Dembele to attract, the Bhoys would have the ability to strengthen their entire squad. 

And it must also be remembered that they also have Leigh Griffiths waiting in the wings, ready to become the side's talisman once again, so, as Hartson suggests, it would arguably not be the end of the world if Dembele did end up moving on for at least £25m, and may, in fact, lead to an even brighter era for the club.

Should Celtic accept any bids of between £25m and £30m for Moussa Dembele?

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