A swift start to life in Glasgow has made Celtic youngster Moussa Dembele one of Britain’s most sought-after talents of late, and Liverpool reportedly lead the way in cutting a January deal for his services.
BetVictor provides the latest odds on the nine top-flight outfits being linked with a swoop on the Bhoys star, and What Are The Odds has analysed the Frenchman’s chances of sealing a winter move.
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers isn’t likely to be keen on the idea of losing his star forward, who already has 19 goals in 36 games for the club this season. However, former club Liverpool may be considered as boasting an extra edge in the race due to their relationship with Rodgers.
The Reds are 3/1 (4.00) to sign Dembele during the January transfer window, while Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur are listed at 6/1 (7.00) alongside reigning Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain.
Dembele previously spent eight years in PSG’s academy before moving to Fulham in 2012, and it’s unclear as to where his preferences might lie when it comes to rejoining his old club.
Real Madrid are the only other non-English outfit who have odds in the transfer hunt, priced at 8/1 (9.00) despite the fact they’re suspended from registering new players next month, meaning a winter transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu is effectively impossible.
The interest in Dembele stretches far and wide, however, with no fewer than five Premier League powerhouses rounding out the odds race. Manchester United, Manchester City, Everton, West Ham United and Southampton are all priced at 12/1 (13.0) to recruit the 19-year-old next month, although any suitor will undoubtedly need to hand the striker certain first-team assurances.
It seems unlikely he’ll find those at United or City, given the wealth both teams currently boast in attack, although West Ham, Everton or Southampton could yield more opportunities.
That being said, with Sadio Mane set to join Senegal for the Africa Cup of Nations, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp may decide a move for Dembele is the best route to securing reinforcements.
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