Celtic confirm Moussa Dembele as Brendan Rodgers' first signing

19-year-old Dembele was out of contract at Fulham

Brendan Rodgers has completed his first signing as Celtic manager with the capture of France U20 striker, Moussa Dembele, joining the Scottish champions today.

The 19-year-old was currently out of contract at Fulham and joins Celtic on a four-year deal starting 1 July. Ahead of the new season he will join up with his new teammates for pre-season training in Slovenia.

Dembele had been rumoured to be making a move to Tottenham, but the deal never materialised. He is yet to speak with the club's in-house television station.

Rodgers was looking to boost his attacking options after Carlton Cole, Stefan Scepovic and Anthony Stokes have all left the club.

Carlton Cole made just four league appearances for Celtic last season. Image: Jeff Holmes / PA Archive/Press Association Images

Dembele will partner Leigh Griffiths up front, the former Wolves player struck an astounding 40 goals for the Bhoys during the 2015/16 season.

Dembele himself scored 17 times last season and will look to play a vital role in Celtic's push for European football and the defence of their Scottish Premiership title.