You can take a bhoy out of Glasgow but you can’t take Glasgow out of a bhoy!
At the end of the summer transfer window it took a £20m cheque from Lyon to get their man as Moussa Dembele left Scottish football for a record transfer fee.
His final days at Celtic left a bitter taste in the mouth but the striker also left plenty of memories and stamped his name all over the Glasgow derby.
Great European week ????. Qualified for my first Champions League knockout stage games, Celtic going through, Rangers out????…????????????! Thought to Griff, hope to see him back on the pitch soon! @dembelition
— Moussa Dembélé (@MDembele_10) December 13, 2018
In his first appearance against the tribute act he scored a hat-trick, next up it was a cheeky back-heeled winner at Hampden followed by a stunning equaliser at Ibrox that silenced 80% of the ground.
Life at Lyon hasn’t quite gone to plan for Dembele but with his new club through to the last16 of the Champions League he has the platform that he has been looking for.
Some of his closest friends were in action at Celtic Park last night as the hoops toiled through their final Europa League group match against RB Salzburg.
Olivier Ntcham eventually put his penalty into the net at the second attempt but hundreds of miles away in Germany Tore Reginiussen was saving the day and writing his name into Celtic folklore.