BRENDAN RODGERS has said it’s unlikely that Moussa Dembele will play any part on Sunday against The Rangers if he’s still a Celtic Player.
The Frenchman reported for training today after a night on social media attacking the manager and working his ticket out of Celtic Park.
After just fifteen minutes Brendan Rodgers had a short word with his striker before sending him inside the Lennoxtown facility to take no further part in training so he could protect his squad from negativity ahead of the Derby.
Brendan Rodgers says Moussa Dembele was ‘better to be inside’ and it was ‘important to protect the environment’ at training— Ronnie Charters (@RonnieCharters) August 31, 2018
Says nothing has changed from last night but will see what changes before the window closes
‘Highly unlikely’ Dembele will play against Rangers on Sunday pic.twitter.com/hwT4EIR5gn
There is still a chance Moussa Dembele leaves Celtic tonight if the club were to somehow find a replacement.
This is what it all hinges on, Dembele wants to go and Rodgers has no real qualms about letting him go – he’s said that for two years BUT not without making sure Celtic don’t suffer as a result.
If Rodgers can’t land a striker he’s happy with in such short notice then the player is unlikely to move.
The mood around Celtic fans now is pretty low with regards to this latest squad stunt with many wanting to see the back of Dembele.