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French report claims Lyon may hit jackpot after signing Dembele from Celtic

French forward Moussa Dembele attends a press conference during his official presentation as L' Olympique Lyonnais player on September 1, 2018, at the Groupama Stadium in Decines-Charpieu...

Lyon signed Moussa Dembele from Celtic at the end of last month.

Moussa Dembele celebrates his goal score Celtics 2nd,during the Betfred Cup Final at Hampden Park on November 26, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Lyon struck a last minute deal to sign Moussa Dembele from Celtic at the end of the transfer window.

The French side paid £19.7 million to sign the under-21 international, who was keen to move on for a new challenge.


Dembele made his Lyon debut as a starter at the weekend in a 2-2 draw with Caen.

A report in Eurosport France  claims Lyon's deal for Dembele could look like a bargain.

It suggests Lyon could sell Dembele for a far higher price if he hits form.

The report states: "One or two successful seasons in statistical terms and the chances of a Premier League club putting the jackpot on him are very big."

French forward Moussa Dembele (C) poses with his new L'Olympique Lyonnais jersey next to head of Lyon's recruitment unit Florian Maurice (L) and Lyon's French head coach Bruno Genesio...

Lyon are tough negotiators, as they proved by resisting Liverpool's efforts to sign Nabil Fekir this summer.

Dembele is part of a French core of talent at Lyon and they will be doing everything to make him feel at home.

The fee Celtic received could go onto look low, as did the amount they received for Virgil Van Dijk after Southampton sold him on.

It is up to Dembele to prove he can live up to the hype and is worthy of being Lyon's number one striker all season long, and beyond.

Moussa Dembele of Celtic is seen during the UEFA Champions League Qualifier between Celtic and Alashkert FC  at Celtic Park on July 18, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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