Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted he may have a ‘moral’ duty to sell Moussa Dembele after reports emerged linking the French striker with English Premier League side Brighton.
Dembele was a second-half substitute in today’s 2-0 win over Dundee at Dens Park and has endured something of a difficult campaign this season after his 32-goal haul in 2016/17.
But the 21-year-old is still considered one of the hottest young properties in European football at the moment, leading to speculation he could be the subject of an £18 million bid in the January window.
But whilst Rodgers denied knowing of any impending concrete offer, he did admit his hands may be tied if one eventually arrived.
Speaking via STV, he said: “I haven’t been informed about anything from the club. It is all part of the modern game.
“There will be interest, of course, but there is nothing in it.
“We don’t want to lose any players and we won’t lose any players.
“However, if there is something that comes in, it goes back to that issue, morally.
“If there is something where a player can earn five times as much as what he is on now, then it is very difficult to stop him, especially if you get a fee for a player.”
The issue of preventing somebody earning five or six times what they could elsewhere is something we’re sure all football fans can sympathise with – but shouldn’t Celtic be looking to hold onto him until at least the summer?
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