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Zinedine Zidane is Keeping an Eye on Celtic’s Moussa Dembele…And is “Excited” By the Striker

Zinedine Zidane is Keeping an Eye on Celtic’s Moussa Dembele…And is “Excited” By the Striker

Celtic striker Moussa Dembele has been given a glowing endorsement by none other than Real Madrid manager and all-round football legend Zinedine Zidane.

The Hoops forward, 20, scored a hat-trick against Rangers at Celtic Park last weekend, before missing a penalty in the Nou Camp against Barcelona three days later.

Having moved to Glasgow from Fulham in the summer, Zidane admits he’s been impressed by Dembele’s performances – and even revealed he is “excited” by the youngster’s progress.

Speaking via the Sun, the former World Player of the Year said: “I do like to watch the young French players and Dembele is a player I am excited about.

“Now he has to prove himself in Europe — he needs to show what he’s capable of.”

Zidane’s star-studded Madrid side take on Espanyol on Sunday evening – just a few hours after Dembele and Celtic take on Inverness in the Scottish Premiership.

Who knows – perhaps the great man will have one eye on the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium from 3pm? Then again, maybe not.

What do you make of his comments? Has Dembele shown enough to be rated as one of Europe’s top-rated young strikers?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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