Moussa Dembele is attracting a lot of attention in the press over a prospective move to Brighton, with 18 million pounds the reported offer.
This is a fraction of his true worth, he has had some injuries and hasn’t hit the heights of last year, but he will come back stronger after the winter break and should see out the season in Hoops.
If Moussa is selected for France at the World Cup his value will soar, if he scores the bidding war that will ensue will bring in excess of 30 million easily.
There is no point selling a player for 18 million today to potentially see his value rise exponentially 6 months later on someone else’s books.
Not only this, but who will come in to fill his role in the team?
We saw at the start of the season how quickly we can go from an array of riches to threadbare in the striking position.
If Leigh Griffiths sustains another injury the load would fall to Edouard, who is a good player, but too inexperienced for the run in.
We are in Europe, hunting the treble and 7 in a row, selling Moussa will not help us with any of them.
It seems extremely fickle that a man doesn’t score in a Glasgow Derby and suddenly it is time to “cash in on him.”
Moussa is a fine player, one of the best we have had since Larsson, he shouldn’t be let go to bottom feeders at a speculators price.
The winter break will rejuvenate the young Frenchman and he will come back stronger, now isn’t the time to cash in, now is the time to prime him for the biggest 6 months of his career.
If he replicates last seasons form in the Premiership, Scottish Cup and Europe, France will hand him a cap, as soon as he crosses that white line his value will rise.
That journey from English Championship player to full International has yet to be completed, until he reaches his potential he shouldn’t be sold.