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.
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.
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.