If ever there was proof Celtic are selling themselves short when it comes to player fees then look no further than reports tonight which have linked former Celtic striker Moussa Dembele with a move to the Premier League.
Celtic landed a record transfer fee for the Frenchman back at the start of the season when the striker pushed a move through to Lyon.
The club made the official announcement to the London Stock exchange after the fact to let shareholders know they had received a whopping €22million for their striker.
Now, this is a lot of money for a club who plays in the SPFL but it’s because that very reason Celtic settled for that amount of cash.
Fast forward not even a year later and the player is being chased by several Premier League sides in England and the opening bid for his services is £35million according to The Metro.
People might say he had to prove himself in France before clubs will put that money up but if we’re talking about a guy that proved himself already it’s the guy that put Man City to the sword at Celtic Park during Pep’s first season.
Quality is quality and whether they play in Scotland, England or France, if you put your preconceived notions to one side then Celtic should have got more for Virgil van Dijk and Moussa Dembele if they held their nerve.
Lessons need to be learned, especially if Moussa goes for over double what we have sold him for just a year down the line.