Twin brothers separated at birth were raised without knowledge that the other was in existence. The two developed as footballers separately, but as a result of heavy summer spending have been placed on the pedestal as the future of club and French football.
Although, I wish that was the case with young French footballers Moussa and Ousmane Dembélé, the pair have no relation whatsoever and are different ages so that kinda tosses out the idea of the two being twins.
Moussa Dembélé was set to join Tottenham (poor bastard) until Spurs lost out on the opportunity to Brendan Rodgers and Celtic, much like they lost out on finishing above Arsenal, last season. It was probably for the best as have two players with the exact same name would get a little confusing.
Ousmane Dembélé was highly touted coming from Rennes and the French top flight and attracted top teams like Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Liverpool, and Manchester United. The French youngster decided on Borussia Dortmund and hasn’t looked back.
This season both have officially arrived in European football with solid performances in the Champions League for their club sides, Celtic and Borussia Dortmund, respectively.
Although Ousmane Dembelé has gotten off to a fantastic start in the Bundesliga and earned himself a consistent starting role, Moussa Dembélé has had a fairy tale start under Brendan Rodgers at Celtic. He scored a hat-trick in the Old Firm Derby (I know it doesn’t mean shit anymore with Rangers being trash) and a brace against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and earned them a point.
Call it the magic of Celtic Park, but I believe Moussa Dembélé is a star in the making and will be leaving Celtic Park very soon.
Yes, I am aware that Ousmane plays in the Bundesliga and joined Dortmund from Rennes in Ligue 1 and Moussa played in the Championship at Fulham and moved to Celtic in the Scottish Premier League.
Who rates the French league anyway?
David Luiz sure doesn’t:
I wasted two years at PSG in Ligue 1. It’s like playing FIFA on the beginner level.
I feel as if Moussa is living in the shadow of his faux brother because of the league that he’s playing in and the league he has played in; it is blatant discrimination of English football.
Moussa Dembélé terrorized the backline of Manchester City all-game, made life difficult, and scored a brace against a side that previously had 10 wins from 10.
I understand Pep Guardiola was disappointed with the result tonight, but he didn't need to do this: pic.twitter.com/vgWmasFD38
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 28, 2016
No disrespect to Ousmane and his craft, as I do believe he’s going to be on the shortlist for the Ballon d’Or one day, but Moussa Dembélé deserves some hype too.