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No regrets for Dembele as he makes Lyon move

Moussa Dembele news

Dembele: now a Lyon player
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Moussa Dembele has told reporters that he has no regrets for deciding to leave Scottish champions Celtic in favour of a move to Ligue 1 with Lyon. Dembele had turned to Twitter to share his frustrations after a transfer fell through during the summer. Dembele later had his way and completed a transfer to Lyon until 2023.

The 22-year-old reportedly had caused problems within the Celtic squad after a transfer fell through, leaving club manager Brendan Rodgers forced to sell the player to protect the culture and atmosphere in his squad. However, Dembele had no regrets over the way he went about his business prior to the transfer.

'I was determined to come to Lyon, this is the option I wanted. But Celtic needed a replacement, well that's the excuse they gave me,' said Dembele.

'We tried to find a solution, we did not succeed. But I was determined to come to Lyon and I let my bosses know and they gave in to let me go.

'It was hard but when we are in the process of doing things, we have no regrets. I gave everything and it paid off.'