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Moussa Dembele joins Celtic from Fulham on four-year deal

Celtic unveil their new signing Moussa Dembele, 28 June 2016
Image: Celtic unveil their new signing Moussa Dembele at Parkhead

Celtic have signed Moussa Dembele on a four-year deal after the striker completed a medical in Glasgow on Tuesday.

The 19-year-old Frenchman has spent three seasons at Fulham but became a free agent after his contract at Craven Cottage came to an end.

Dembele scored 17 times in 46 appearances for the Cottagers in all competitions last season.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers at the training ground
Image: Brendan Rodgers has made his first signing as Celtic manager

Dembele joins on a four-year deal and becomes Brendan Rodgers's first signing of the summer since replacing Ronny Deila as manager. Celtic's official website confirmed he will meet his new team-mates for pre-season training in Slovenia.

Dembele was a reported target for Tottenham and came close to signing for the White Hart Lane club during the January transfer deadline last season.

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Dembele says Brendan Rodgers played a key role in convincing him to move to the Scottish Premiership champions

In an interview with the Hoops' official website, the player said: "I was told Celtic is a good club for me and I should get some game time."

Due to his age, Celtic have already agreed a fee with Fulham as a compensation package for developing the youngster in west London.

Moussa Dembele celebrates after scoring for Fulham last season
Image: Dembele scored 15 goals in the Championship and two in cup competitions for Fulham last season

Celtic's first competitive match of the season will be in mid-July against the winners of the Champions League qualifier between Flora Tallinn of Estonia and Gibraltar side Lincoln Red Imps. 

Flora won Tuesday's home leg 2-1.

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