Moussa Dembele dubs himself ‘King of Glasgow’ in goodbye message to Celtic fans

Moussa Dembele poses with his new jersey. Pic: AFP/Getty Images
Moussa Dembele poses with his new jersey. Pic: AFP/Getty Images
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Moussa Dembele has written a lengthy message thanking Celtic and the club’s fans on social media.

The striker, who sealed a move to Lyon on Friday night, became public enemy No.1 among the Parkhead faithful after forcing through the deadline day deal.

Despite the animosity directed his way, Dembele said he felt “truly blessed and proud” to have played his way into Celtic’s history books as a member of the double-treble and invincible sides.

He wrote: “Bhoys and Ghirls, my journey at Celtic has come to an end and it’s time for me to embrace a new challenge.

“Through my journey at Celtic I have experienced many great memories that will last with me forever. My purpose was always to bring you joy and happiness.

“You will always have a special place in my heart and I will never forget my time at Celtic, simply because you are special people.

“I’m not gonna lie to you, I will miss playing against Rangers and the particular excitement that it brings, but I have other challenges ahead that I’m looking forward to.

“Every time I will watch Celtic I will remember that day when you were singing ‘I saw Dembele on the telly he scored a hat trick against the…’

“That September derby when we annihilated Rangers was surely the moment we feel in love. #Dembelition.

“We went to Champions League together, we conquered Glasgow together, planted our flag on rivalry territory together, we lost a few… but won a lot.

“I am leaving feeling that I have achieved everything I can as a Celtic player.

“I feel truly blessed and proud to be in Celtic’s history book as an Invincible and Double Treble winner.

“When I signed for Celtic, I said we will make history, we did! Mission completed, Veni Vidi Vici.

“I don’t talk much but that doesn’t mean I don’t have feelings. I sincerely love you bhoys and ghirls.

“Thank you to all the fans across the world and the charity foundation.

“Thank you to the people at the club; the manager and the coaching staff, my team-mates and the board members.

“Thank you to the office people, security staff, cleaners and kitchen workers.

“Thank you everyone in the background that the public don’t see but make this club so special.

“Thank you to the people at the club; the manager and the coaching staff, my team-mates and the board members.

“Thank you to the office people, security staff, cleaners and kitchen workers.

“Thank you everyone in the background that the public don’t see but make this club so special.”