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Moussa Dembele

Discussion in 'Ex Players' started by Sean Daleer, Jun 28, 2016.

Discuss Moussa Dembele in the Ex Players area at TalkCeltic.net.

  1. superceltic67

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    Simple fact is, if we made the champions league DEMBELE would have stayed for another season. But the board completely fuked me ( season ticket holder ) and everyone who supports celtic by not handing BR a minimum 20 million to get 3 quality players before champions league qualification started. Dembele is world class ( yes he is not fit all time but is a big game player ) the board will take 20 million and the fans will get nothing. I feel sick over this summer what has happened is a complete disgrace. From the highs the last 2 seasons to this......seriously its a fuking disgrace
     
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  2. kyndig

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    I am going to come out of this window with PTSD FFS
     
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  3. Martybhoy87

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    Cheerio 8iar!!!!!!
     
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  4. Bigbrute Gold Member Gold Member

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    Daily record for you :56:
     
  5. Hammy89

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    ... Aye, we could.

    We didn't sign him because he's an orange wee *.
     
  6. Mystic Penguin

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    I don't give a * if 15 million, 25 million or 1 billion we won't reinvest any of it anyway. It will be nothing short of a * disgrace if we sell our best players after the utter * shambles of a transfer window we've just had.
     
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  7. StPauli1916 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Naw.
     
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  8. Roskopicachu

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    What we needed was some kind of miracle and getting that sort of wedge for Dembele is remarkable. So Boyata stays and Dembele goes. Might not turn out to be the worst thing that could have happened, even though fans would have preferred it the other way round.
    Let Brendan build his second team, that sounds like not such a bad place. A lot of money comes in and we get a few players in. For me the players coming in are more important than those who secretly want away. If Dembele wants away to go play in the France i'm all for it, because it gives Brendan a war chest to really build a team for Europe. Dembele is over rated and always has been. Getting €25million for him right now would be nothing short of miraculous.
     
  9. Murph-E Gold Member Gold Member

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    Even ignoring how ridiculous I think it is to consider Dembele overrated, what world are you living in that you think we're turning that €25mil into a war chest? Have you not been paying attention to how this club works? That is never, ever happening. We've also been openly bragging about not having transfer targets.
     
  10. ourdaywillcome! Gold Member Gold Member

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    Who do we replace him with? Give me a name.
     
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    Weve been struggling to rack up the goals and pish at defense since start of season , you hardly go and sell your star striker to fix that.. we only looked good when dembele and edouard where on the park.
     
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    this is the worry , not a name even mentioned yet..panic buying worries me
     
  13. Cbhoy67

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    After the Man City games his valuation shot up to around £30m.

    A load of injuries and lacklustre performances since (disregarding the odd few good performances) I do think its miraculous that we are still getting £22m for him.

    Dembele will never go down as a Celtic great, Larsson, Sutton, Hartson, even big Pierre and Jorge Cadete go in front of him for me.

    Snap their arm off for £22.5m. He is overrated in my opinion also, never quite hit the heights that we all thought he would after the invincible season. I would rather keep him for another year or at least until January but if they can spend every penny of that £22m on 3 quality players then it may not be a bad move.

    Tricky thing is, we have about 40hrs to buy in a few players.

    I wonder if we will see him appear one last time tonight?
     
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  14. Fontaine Gold Member Gold Member

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    Hmmmm, even when Dembele isn't scoring we still play better with him in the team.
     
  15. ourdaywillcome! Gold Member Gold Member

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    Whilst I agree with the sentiment, I think it's too late in the window. £22m is fair money for me as well, he has been extremely hot and cold, and his injury problems are well documented.

    The problem is replacing him. Griff is a walking injury and Edouard is currently injured, even with him on the books our striker options are looking strained.

    Edouard even after his good performances last season and big price tag, has a lot of growing to do as our first choice striker. Griff is good for goals domestically, but very injury prone. Next in line is Christie, and that's heavy fear.

    It would be utter suicide for the board to punt Dembele with hours left of an absolute shambles window without replacing him with someone who will hit the ground running. That generally costs money and it would be hard to see us investing another £8-10m on another striker (plus the £8-9m or whatever Edouard cost).
     
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    If a replacement was planned he would have been bought.. To prevent celtic being held to ransom we will be held to ransom on other deals if they are to happen now aswell so don't hold your breath for new signings until Jan

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    Which January?
     
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    But January is such a difficult time to get players in and then you can't expect too much early in the summer window before pre-season and then we have enough to get by the qualifiers and then it's too late, there's not enough time to identify players with 3 weeks left in the window.
     
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    you would think deals are long down the road and waiting to be announced , or maybe thats being too optimistic.
     
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