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Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour believes Arsenal can sign Celtic’s Moussa Dembele for £35m. The Gunners are being linked with a summer move for the striker who has been impressive for his team this season.
After finding the back of the net 29 times for Celtic in all competitions this season, Premier League clubs have begun to circle around the striker. Chelsea made an inquiry about the striker in January and the Hoops warned that it would take an extraordinary offer to tempt them into selling their prized asset.
However, Parlour believes Celtic will have to be realistic about Dembele’s future and he expects them to accept a bid of £35m for the striker.
“Dembele’s been a terrific signing for Celtic. To get him for next to nothing was a wonderful bit of business. Keeping him in January was important and I’m pleased he stayed because he can enjoy the rest of the season and probably end up with some winners’ medals.”
“But you have to be realistic, it will be extremely difficult if a huge bid comes in this summer. When you’re looking at figures of £35million up, then it’s serious money.”
Thirty-five Million will represent a huge profit for Celtic for a striker who joined them on free transfer last summer. There will be clubs prepared to pay that much for the striker and it is likely that Celtic will be tempted to sell their star man.