Dembele was a wanted man.

Is Scottish football regaining its blockbuster value?

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Brendan Rodgers has begun his revolution at Celtic with the major signing of French youngster Moussa Dembele, capturing the highly rated Fulham player for a cut price of £500,000.

The talented striker had been rumoured to be interesting a host of top European clubs prior to signing for Celtic, but The Bhoys managed to fight off fierce competition to land their man.

This could be a signing which suggests the Celtic board mean business this year, especially with the return of Rangers to the top flight.


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There was worrying times for the Hoops last term.

An early exit from European competition was followed by an embarrassing defeat to Ross County in the League Cup, and after a demoralising defeat to Rangers in the Scottish Cup, Ronny Deila eventually elected to resign, paving the way for Rodgers to take charge.

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Many of Deila’s critics pointed towards his lack of stature and experience within the managerial game, something which Rodgers boats far much more of on his CV. His first signing shows the benefits a well-respected boss can bring, with Dembele hinting that playing under the former Liverpool gaffer was a huge pull.

Rangers have also made significant moves in the transfer market with the capture of veteran midfielder Joey Barton, in a move which is sure to spice up the Old Firm derby (if it needed any more spice).

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Although it has taken it's fair share of criticism over the past four years, it would appear that the blockbuster value has returned to Scottish football as the two Glasgow giants aim to assemble squads to dominate one another.

The first tie between the two will be on the 10th of September at Celtic Park, and it is highly likely that Rodgers will have acquired more talent by the time that fixtures rolls around.

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