In-demand Moussa Dembele heaped praise on manager Brendan Rodgers for helping him enhance to a level which has reportedly attracted the interest of True Madrid.
The Celtic forward elevated his impressive 2016-17 tally to 32 ambitions by scoring against St Mirren on Sunday as his side secured a location inside the Scottish Cup semi-finals, exactly where they may face fierce rivals Rangers.
Dembele, who joined from Fulham last year for a ￡500,000 compensation charge soon after his contract expired, has been linked with a number of top clubs such as Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester United, while Chelsea have been also said to be chasing him in January.
Dembele’s team-mate Cristian Gamboa claimed final month the striker was currently worth ￡50million and represented a worthy target for Madrid.
In spite of all of the interest, the 20-year-old insists he is focused on his Celtic career, paying tribute towards the impact of former Liverpool boss Rodgers in his development.
“My whole game is greater now than it was this time last season,” Dembele told the Glasgow Evening Instances.
“That is what the manager has helped me with. He has worked with me a great deal on the training ground and I feel as although I am obtaining better all the time.
“I wish to hold pushing. I want to keep obtaining improved and I feel as although I can do that here.”
Together with the help of his targets, Celtic are nonetheless unbeaten inside the Scottish Premiership, with Dembele revealing he was always expecting to become prolific.
“I was normally confident that I would come here and score targets,” he mentioned.
“I have always believed in my capability. But I’m a superior player than I was this time 12 months ago, that is definitely for sure.”