Celtic assistant manager Chris Davies insists in-form striker Moussa Dembele is worth more than £20million and has reiterated the club’s desire to keep the player.
The France Under-21 international arrived at Parkhead on a free transfer from Fulham in the summer and has been a revelation during his time in Glasgow, scoring 19 goals in all competitions.
The 20-year-old’s form has led to speculation linking him with a move away from Celtic, with Premier League outfit West Ham being touted for a £20million move for the forward.
Celtic assistant Davies insists that figure is too low for Dembele and also reiterated the club’s stance that the forward is not for sale.
“That figure is definitely well below the valuation, that’s for sure,” Davies said. “I think the manager [Brendan Rodgers] spoke pretty clearly on that situation previously.
There has been no formal bid or anything like that so it is speculation. “From us, we know this is the best place for Moussa to develop. He is still 20 years old and has development left in him.”
Dembele has already won the Scottish League Cup during his time with Celtic, scoring in the 3-0 victory over Aberdeen in the final.
Davies added: “He has had a fantastic first six months, he has absolutely loved it and there is so much more to come from us as a team and from Moussa at Celtic. That is what we are concentrating on.”