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Done Deal: Celtic Beat Arsenal And Liverpool To Signing Of Striker

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 30: Moussa Dembele of Fulham makes a break during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Everton at Craven Cottage on March 30, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)

Brendan Rodgers has made his first signing at Celtic, with the Glaswegian club acquiring Moussa Dembele from Fulham on a four-year contract, as announced on the club website.

Celtic were keen to add a new striker to their squad, with four departing since Rodgers’ arrival back in May.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 23: Celtic unveil their new Manager, Brendan Rodgers at Celtic Park Glasgow on May 23, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

Anthony Stokes joined Blackburn Rovers, Colin Kazim-Richards left Celtic for Brazilian club Curitiba and former West Ham striker Carlton Cole’s contract was terminated, while the most recent departure has seen Stefan Scepovic has signed for Getafe.

Dembele was out of contract this summer, and was highly sought after with Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Juventus, Galatasaray and Fenerbahce are all being linked with the promising French striker after an impressive season, with the 19 year old scoring 15 goals in the Sky Bet Championship last season.

Dembele is highly regarded within the French national team and has been capped all the way through from Under-16 to Under-20 level, and Rodgers will be keen to further develop the French starlet’s ability as he looks to guide Celtic to a sixth successive League title.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Moussa Dembele of Fulham FC and Jorge Teixeira of Charlton FC during the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Charlton Athletic at Craven Cottage on February 20, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

The promising striker becomes Brendan Rodgers’ first signing of the summer and the highly-rated 19year-old Frenchman will join up with his new team-mates for pre-season training in Slovenia.

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