Celtic star Moussa Dembele drops January exit hint

Postado Dezembro 13, 2017

After netting 32 times for the Bhoys last season, though, the goals have dried up slightly this time around due to niggling injury problems.

And Dembele did little to fend off suggestions he'll be moving on in the January transfer window when asked if remaining in Glasgow until the summer was his plan.

In his first 18 months as a Celtic player, Moussa Dembele has been the subject of more speculation than a wildly fluctuating share price on the London Stock Exchange.

"The gaffer knows, it's you lot who I'm assuring!"

He was an unused substitute in the 5-1 win over Stephen Robinson's side at Celtic Park three days later when Odsonne Edouard netted a hat-trick. I don't look at the media or what people are saying about me. "You have to focus on what you are good at - and what I am good at is playing football and scoring goals".

"All the talk is not hard for me". It was the case when I was at Fulham too, so I have been used to it. I just focus on myself.

'I have my agent and my family who take care of that and I focus on my football.

But Graeme Murty and the next permanent Rangers manager will surely be telling the players that if they can continue to get the wins under their belt and manage to close that gap even further, they will be putting Celtic under a level of pressure that they have arguably not had to cope with since Ronny Deila was in charge.

Dembele is gunning for a place in France's World Cup squad next summer and wants to prove to Didier Deschamps that he's worth a spot ahead of the likes of Olivier Giroud and Nabil Fekir. However, the fixture congestion leaves them with limited time to prepare for their next league game.

He said: "It is how it is here - players come through, come on and they move on. We just need to compete against them and do our best". Don't be a footballer if you don't want to be injured.