Celtic are hopeful that striker Moussa Dembélé can prove his worth at Atlético Madrid as they are due a 10% sell-on clause in any deal.
That’s according to Mundo Deportivo, who say the Scottish giants are ‘attentive’ to the situation regarding the former Parkhead resident.
Dembélé joined Atlético on loan from Lyon in the January transfer window, with the deal including a €32m clause to make the move a permanent one.
That’s looking unlikely at this moment in time, with the striker yet to get going with the Spanish club, having made just two appearances in La Liga so far.
As a result, Atlético are ‘not considering’ paying the €32m clause just yet, according to Mundo, but that could change.
The belief is that he has the ‘conditions’ to make that happen, and according to the newspaper, Celtic are ‘keen’ for him to ‘exploit’ them so that the clause will be activated.
That’s because it would see them get the 10% from the sale to Atlético or as part of a move to another club if his form convinced alternative suitors to move for him.
It’s explained that €3m would be ‘very positive’ for Celtic, who, like clubs around the world, have seen their coffers hit by the Coronavirus pandemic.
It all depends on whether Dembélé can convince Atlético or any other interested parties in the coming months, though, which at the moment seems unlikely.