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Five reasons why Moussa Dembele is the hottest young striker in Europe

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With Barcelona visiting Glasgow this week there is one player in the Celtic side that will have special attention paid to him- Moussa Dembele.

Since scoring twice against Manchester City in September the Frenchman has been transformed from just another young prospect into a serious contender.

At 20-year-of-age he is entitled to an off night but after a quiet performance at home to Borussia Monchengladbach he was back to his very best in the 1-1 draw in Germany.

Dembele was virtually unplayable for the Borussia defenders with only the generosity of the referee limiting the damage he inflicted on the Germans.

As Kris Boyd knows only too well no one really notices or cares about goals scored in Scotland, scoring in the Champions League however is watched closely.

With Celtic drawn in the toughest Champions League group expectations were limited. With three goals from four matches coupled with two outstanding performances Dembele is very much on the radar of the very top clubs.

When he leaves Celtic it won’t be for some middling Premier League outfit. Dembele chose Celtic ahead of other offers because there was the prospect of Champions League football- when he leaves Glasgow that will be essential.

On Wednesday night Dembele will be watched as closely as any of the superstars in the visitors line-up, if his career continues to develop at the current rate it’s only a matter of time before he is playing with or against Barcelona and Manchester City on a regular basis.

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