£42m PSG links show Moussa Dembele was right to leave Celtic

21st April 2019, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hibernian versus Celtic; Celtic Caretaker Manager Neil Lennon in the technical area

One year after leaving Scottish Premiership giants Celtic, Lyon striker Dembele is being linked with Ligue 1 champions PSG and Atletico Madrid.

Moussa Dembele of Celtic  celebrates after he scores the opening goal from the penalty spot during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and  Motherwell at Celtic Park on...

Just nine months ago, Moussa Dembele’s prolific, trophy laden spell at Celtic came to a rather inevitable and somewhat bitter end.

After making it clear that he did not want to stay for a third season in Glasgow, the France U21 international engineered a return to his homeland by joining Lyon on transfer deadline day for a fee of £20 million, according to the Independent.

But, while some Celtic fans, not to mention manager Brendan Rodgers, were far from impressed by his conduct, Dembele’s decision to leave looks to have been clearly justified.

 

The 22-year-old has certainly enhanced his reputation by proving that he can score goals in a top European league, finding the back of the net 19 times for Bruno Genesio’s Lyon.

And, according to L’Equipe, his impressive form at the Stade OL could have paved the way for a huge move to Paris Saint-Germain or Atletico Madrid.

Moussa Dembele of Lyon celebrates his goal during the french Ligue 1 match between Olympique Lyonnais (OL, Lyon) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at Groupama Stadium on February 3, 2019 in...

The Ligue 1 champions are interested in Dembele, who could potentially replace the veteran Edinson Cavani, while he seemingly has an admirer in the shape of Diego Simeone, too; a manager who has a track record when it comes to turning young talents into reliable, world-class performers.

These days, Dembele will cost about £42 million, meaning he has more than doubled his market value in less than 12 months.

The striker might not have left Celtic in the right way but it seems he’s made the correct decision for his career.

Lyon's French forward Moussa Dembele celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match Lyon vs Toulouse, on March 3, 2019 at the Groupama stadium in Decines-Charpieu near...

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