Celtic hero Moussa Dembele has suffered an unlucky nickname within the build-up to Atletico Madrid’s crunch Champions League final 16 conflict with Chelsea.
Spanish every day Marca branded him the membership’s “ghost signing” within the build-up to the Chelsea duel after a collection of unlucky occasions that delayed his debut for the mattress makers.
Dembele sealed his mortgage transfer from Lyon whereas nursing an arm damage and would go onto miss one other three video games after testing constructive for Covid.
However he made his bow in Saturday’s shock 2-Zero defeat to Levante that sees Atleti’s lead on the high of La Liga now sit at a mere three factors over Actual with a recreation in hand.
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The previous Hoops objective machine begins on the bench for Diego Simeone tonight within the pivotal Champions League showdown.
Joao Felix and Luis Suarez lead the road however Dembele will probably be referred to as upon and has a historical past of scoring massive objectives on this event as Manchester Metropolis know solely too nicely.
Atletico have an choice to safe a everlasting £32m deal in the summertime if he impresses in the course of the remaining months of what might be an historic season.
Celtic might be hoping their former star produces the products as they keep a 10 per cent sell-on price for a participant who was a smash-hit throughout his trophy-laden two-year keep in Glasgow.