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Celtic striker Moussa Dembele feels it’s time to leave the Scottish side, though there have been no formal offers for him yet, according to the club’s assistant coach Chris Davies.
The former Fulham striker has been linked with a number of clubs including Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal, with no concrete bids from the Gunners contrary to speculations.
Speaking to the Scottish Sun (via Goal) Davies said “I think time has gone on, and obviously there has been interest in him,”.
“It’s a feeling now that, of course, he’s our player and we’re happy for him to be here – and we know what he can do.
“But there is also an acceptance that maybe Moussa feels it is the right time for him to move on.
“And when a player feels that way, then, there is not an awful lot of point in stopping them – unless you really have to. So that’s kind of how it’s evolved.
“But nothing has actually happened yet, it’s been speculation.
“He was before we came and he’s extremely important to us since we’ve been here. We’re very aware of his quality – and there has been no bid that I’m aware of.”
The French striker’s form has dipped this season with eight goals and three assists in 21 matches compared to last season where he had a hand in 40 goals in 49 appearances.
However, he is still just 21, so it can be expected that at this stage the striker can be inconsistent, though the fact that 3 of his goals this season came in the Semifinal and Final where he played a combined 93 mins speaks well of his quality in big games.
Arsenal were linked to him last summer without a bid made, if there is ever a time for Arsenal to get serious with an approach for him, the time is now.
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