First and foremost, £20 million is a lot of money in Scotland and understandably a lot of money to be able to say the words no to. But Celtic are constantly punished because of the league they play in when it comes to price tags on their stars.
Most fans felt £20m for the sale of Moussa Dembele was daylight robbery, most fans knew he was going all the way to the top and most fans were right. From the clubs perspective, their model worked to perfection. They bought a young prospect for a million quid and turned him into a £20m asset in two seasons.
If big Moussa is to be sold on again for rumoured figures of up to £70m the Celtic board could find themselves another few million richer. But the French striker should act as a lesson to the men in suits. The price tags need to be much higher. Dembele just scored his 100th pro goal for Lyon, he will have a massive transfer target on his back once again in January.
A victory of soldiers, a fight until the last minute with the victory at the end. 100th pro goal 😊⚽ thanks for your support & to everyone helping me reach that number👌🏿focus on the next challenge 🔴🔵💪🏿@OL_English pic.twitter.com/YHfTrA1ysO
— Moussa Dembélé (@MDembele_10) November 23, 2019
At 23 years of age to hit the 100 goal mark is unbelievable. We have no doubt Kieran Tierney will light up the English Premier League, the £25m Celtic received for their star player may have broken records but time will prove again it was a steal of a price.
With the likes of Edouard, Christie and McGregor constantly getting mentioned with moves away from Paradise, hopefully, the club will realise the true value of their players. Not that anyone wants them to go anywhere soon.