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As a football fan, most of the time when you go to a game, you focus only on your own team. Sure the opponents may have a couple of moves or a player or two who catch your eye.

But most of the time it’s your own team.

Occasionally, you come away from a game hoping or wishing one of the players you just watched would join your club.

Yesterday at Celtic Park, Lyon fielded a number of players who wouldn’t look out of place in the Hoops, just now never mind the future. How likely they are to come to Scotland is questionable but not impossible.

A few of the young French players were superb, notably Myziane Maolida, who scored a great solo second goal for the visitors, and Nabil Fekir, who pulled the strings in the middle of the park.

Like our latest signing Olivier Ntcham, many of the young Lyon players would have come through the same French youth system, as did  our very own hit man Moussa Dembele.

And, it’s exactly the market Celtic are looking to find the next big thing.

There’s no doubt some of the boys who played in Lyon colours yesterday won’t make the grade at the French club, that’s just the way it is. Football careers are hard to predict, but who’s to say that one, maybe two of those boys won’t find themselves following Olivier or Moussa?

Could be we witnessed some future Celtic players at Celtic Park on Saturday?

You just never know….

 

 

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