A number of Celtic fans have given their thoughts on their team’s upcoming reunion with Parkhead cult hero Moussa Dembele.
Neil Lennon’s Hoops, along with Glasgow rivals Rangers, will be competing for the Veolia Trophy after Lyon – Dembele’s current club – confirmed the dates and fixtures of their pre-season tournament.
The competition will take place on July 16 and July 18 Celtic and Rangers taking on Nice and Lyon in the two games.
Dembele thoroughly impressed at Celtic, with 51 goals and 18 assists from 94 games, while at Fulham, the club where he came through the ranks, he claimed 19 goals and nine assists as a teenager.
The Frenchman has taken that form to Lyon, where his current tally stands at 42 goals and 13 assists from 88 appearances since they paid Celtic a reported £20million for his services.
In the process, Dembele has become one of Europe’s most sought-after talents, with the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea linked with the 23-year-old.
On Saturday 18 July, Lyon and Celtic will lock horns in the tournament and, barring any last-minute issues, Dembele will line up against his former club.
Here is what some Hoops fans have been saying on social media:
Announce Dembele playing 1 half for Celtic
— JC (@BxlfastBhoy) July 10, 2020
Watch Dembele score against Celtic before Morelos.
— Max Shrapnel (@ZombieHunterMax) July 10, 2020
First Lyon , second half Celtic ?
— B (@Aoifes_daddy) July 10, 2020
Can we bring him back with us for one year?
— дурний?? (@Deckyy67) July 10, 2020
Winner gets Dembele ?
— Kieran Smith (@KieranS24351930) July 10, 2020
Moussa with an own goal ?
— Oscar__Whyliin (@OWhyliiin) July 10, 2020
Surely he’ll wear the hoops for one half ???
— KevG2410 (@KevG2410) July 10, 2020
If we win we get him back right?
— jack savage (@savagejack7) July 10, 2020
@OL_English any chance yous can let the man wear the famous green and white one more time in the second half ?
— GlasgowRebel (@dazbhoy1967) July 10, 2020
Break my heart watching him score against us lol @DavidFoley33
— Andy McNally????????? (@AndyMcNally11) July 10, 2020