Celtic were rocked late in the transfer window as Moussa Dembele secured a move away from Celtic Park.
The 22-year-old developed into a crucial player for the Hoops after joining the club from Fulham back in 2016. Dembele lifted two Scottish league titles during his time at Celtic Park but was always expected to leave for a bigger club due to his impressive form. Despite links to the Premier League, the Frenchman secured a move back to his homeland, signing for Lyon in a deal worth around £20m.
The news would have come as a massive blow to Brendan Rodgers who had made the striker a key part of his side in the SPFL. Celtic weren’t given sufficient time to replace their prized asset with the transfer window slamming shut just hours after the deal was completed. Therefore, the ex-Liverpool boss could be in the market for a new forward when the window reopens in January.
One man he should consider signing is Arsenal hitman – Danny Welbeck. Valued at £13.5m by Transfermarkt, the England international looked set to leave the Gunners during the summer with reports suggesting Unai Emery had told the forward he does not feature in his plans. However, Welbeck remains at the Emirates until the New Year at least. His spell at Arsenal has left much to be desired, and a career change could be just what he needs to force himself into Gareth Southgate’s England plans.
Welbeck made 28 appearances in the Premier League last season, 16 of which came from the bench. He netted five goals and bagged his first strike of the new campaign from the bench against West Ham back in August. With just one-year left on his contract, Celtic could bag themselves a bargain in January.
Still just 27-years-old, Welbeck has plenty of years left at the top level. A hard-working, intelligent forward – the former Manchester United man would be a perfect fit for Rodgers’ system at Celtic Park. This move should be a no-brainer for the Bhoys.
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