Celtic swooped after Moussa Dembele '˜failed Spurs medical'

Celtic star Moussa Dembele might never have signed for the Parkhead club had he not failed a medical at Tottenham, according to reports in London.

Moussa Dembele almost signed for Tottenham in 2016. Picture: John Devlin

Dembele looked certain to make the switch from Fulham to White Hart Lane in the 2016 January transfer window before the move fell apart.

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It was initially reported that Spurs refused to allow the player to return on loan to Fulham, who were battling relegation from the Championship at the time.

It seemed a rather short-sighted move by the Premier League side, considering Dembele was 19 years old and would have been considered a player for the future in North London.

However, Get West London are now reporting that Spurs were happy to loan the striker back to Fulham, and that it was a failed medical which prevented the move from taking place.

Tottenham’s loss was Celtic’s gain. The striker signed for a £500,000 compensation fee after his contract expired at Craven Cottage, and has been a revelation under Brendan Rodgers at Parkhead.

Dembele, now 20, has bagged 27 goals so far this season and was linked with a January move to Chelsea worth a reported £40million.

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