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Celtic Have Made One Hell Of A Signing According To Zinedine Zidane

Gary Reilly
By Gary Reilly
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You have to hand it to Brendan Rodgers. His stock in the upper echelons of the Premier League may have been dented by the caricature of a man he became towards the end of his spell with Liverpool but there's still plenty of reason to expect him to bounce back.

The David Brent persona will likely ensure that he's not entrusted to lead a team to Premier League glory for quite a while but he's still held in high esteem and rightly so. The word was that he could have returned to Swansea but his decision to head for Celtic is beginning to bear fruit.

Aside from the Celtic faithful, you'd be forgiven for thinking that Rodgers had just leapt off the cliff by heading for Scotland. There was, and still is, a very real possibility that he could become an irrelevance when it comes to the highest level of European football. However, the early signs are very positive, not least the signing of Moussa Dembele.


£500,000 for the former Fulham attacker could well turn out to be an outrageous bargain in a couple of years time. And if you need any more proof of that, you need only listen to Zinedine Zidane.

The 19 year old had been heavily linked with a move to Spurs to join up with his Belgian namesake but the young Frenchman instead opted for Glasgow, something which Zidane has said could well be the making of him.

Dembele is an exciting player potentially for France.

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

He will be playing for a coach who has played a big part in developing some of the best strikers in Europe.

With the likes of Patrick Roberts remaining at Celtic this season and Kieran Tierney signing a new contract, it's easy to see why Rodgers was tempted by the Celtic project. There's an incredible opportunity to build something special given the age profile at Parkhead and Dembele is going to be a very important part of that. Zizou's stamp of approval is a fairly good way to kick that off.

[Daily Mail]



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