On Saturday we here at the Transfer Tavern and punters all around the globe turned their attention to the Old Firm.
The first in the SPFL for four years after it took Rangers a few seasons to return to the top flight following their demotion to the bottom tier of Scottish football.
It was a great day for the Hoops as they smashed the Gers 5-1 at Celtic Park in the first of 4 installments of the fixture this term in the SPFL. After the
After the game, there was only one name on the lips of all the bar staff and punters alike here in the Tavern, that of young French forward Moussa Dembele.
The 20-year-old has made quite the impression since his arrival this summer from Fulham.
When the 20-year-old chose the move to Scotland, it was made apparent that a number of clubs from all over Europe had their eye on the young striker after an impressive season with an underwhelming Fulham side.
He made the impressive start in pre-season as well as scoring in Europe and domestic competitions for the Hoops.
So, having made a great start at Celtic Park after making the big step up; it went from great to a dream start!
How? Well, try scoring a hat-trick against your bitter rivals.
That’s right, our bar landlord and bar staff among others witnessed as the Frenchman scored three brilliant goals against Rangers on derby day.
Many wondered if after the move he would flop and not turn out as impressive as he had previously been in the Championship.
However, with the start he has made it is clear to see what Brendan Rodgers saw in him.
We here in the Tavern feel he could progress to become a world beater and with the Champions League to showcase his talents; it may be only a matter of time before another big dog comes sniffing around.
Which adds to the flip side of him slowly becoming a Celtic hero.
We have all seen what has happened in years gone by with players who have been over performing for the Hoops, the likes of Gary Hooper, Virgil Van Dijk and Fraser Forster.
All of these have moved south of the border to England even if it means sacrificing European football; which doesn’t bode well with the Scottish giants.
So with all that, we would say that as it stands, it looks like the 20-year-old French forward is set to become quite the hero.
Should the Hoops keep him for a few years he could well become their new Henrik Larsson!
This is our opinion here at the Tavern, but we want to hear from our punters! Do you feel Dembele will progress at Celtic? Or Will he have to move on to become the star he may well become? Let us know your thoughts below…
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