Celtic striker Moussa Dembele’s agent has admitted that his client could stay at Celtic for years despite reported Premier League interest.
The French striker is considered one of the brightest talents in football, and has turned the heads of European giants like Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Chelsea.
His signature is reportedly worth in excess of £30 million, and Celtic are braced for bids this summer.
However, Dembele’s agent and friend Mamadi Fofana has re-iterated that his client is happy with life at Parkhead.
“Moussa doesn’t stress. He signed a four-year deal at Celtic and, in his head, he’ll be at Celtic for those four years,” Fofana told the Daily Record.
“If he has to leave, that will happen at the right time, but it’s not in Moussa’s head or my head. In January, there was speculation, but there will always be speculation if he does well.
“It’s good. It means we are all doing well. The boy is doing well, Celtic is doing well and we as agents are doing the right things for everyone. But it’s so important to focus on the right things. Moussa remains cool.”
The relative size of the SPL in comparison to leagues such as the Premier League and Bundesliga has led some to suggest a move is all but inevitable, but Fofana is not concerned.
“I am not even thinking of the future. I don’t wake up in the morning thinking where Moussa will go in the summer. The future does not exist. The past has gone. It’s about being a better player right now.
“The plan with Brendan and the club and Moussa is private, but I can say it will remain the same and it stays the same. If Celtic ever wants to sell Moussa, it will be a common decision which is taken between everyone.
“But, at the moment, I can be no clearer in saying there is absolutely no discussion between me and Celtic about Moussa leaving in the summer or even next January.
“We can’t stop people from thinking or talking, but if people can’t see the benefit of Moussa Dembele being at Celtic, there is nothing I can do about that.”