As per one of the latest reports put forth by the Mirror, Premier League heavyweights, Manchester United, are the frontrunners to bag the signature of Celtic’s brilliant striker, Moussa Dembele. Jose Mourinho has been a long-time admirer of Dembele owing to the youngster’s dazzling calibre and predatory instincts in the attacking sector and his apparent interest makes perfect sense, for the French lad is one of the blossoming starlets in the game at the moment.

Under the tutelage of Brendan Rodgers, the Celts have indeed seen some remarkable success stories of some of the young guns such as Kieran Tierney, Patrick Roberts and Dembele to name a few. The former Liverpool manager has perennially been a gaffer who takes keen interest to hand the license to thrive to the youngsters he has at his disposal and arguably, Dembele is indeed a smashing prospect. Apart from the Red Devils, many other clubs are also perceived to be monitoring his progress.

However, it would be a massive blunder from the Hoops if they allow the 21-year-old to make an exit from the Celtic Park in the near future. Celtic clinched the domestic treble last season and they are on course of erecting supremacy in the Scottish football yet again this season.

Besides, during their 1-2 defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich two nights back in the Champions League’s group stage fixture, they looked commendable and their future in the elite European competion really looks promising.

Considering the scenario, selling a prolific striker like Dembele would be like taking a step backwards after having cultivated two steps forward. Signed from English Championship side, Fulham, in the summer of 2016, Dembele has banged 32 goals in 49 appearances for his current employers and thus, his attacking prowess is absolutely unquestionable.

Tall, strong and immensely confident, the hitman is a calm and composed figure in the final third, creates chances for his teammates, is good in the air and he shoots well from the distance.

Moreover, he is indeed very clinical and has accumulated notable experience in Scottish football. Despite the likelihood of humungous sum of money which his admirers are ready to throw to make him sign on the dotted line, Celtic should resist the temptation as there is a dearth of quality attackers like him in the market. Thus, Rodgers should try to convince Dembele to stay for at least one more season after the ongoing one.

Prasoon is a law student who lives in the North East of India. Wildly innovative, football is more than a passion for him.