The PSG forward isn’t much of a favourite in the Celtic dressing room or in the stands but the teenager quickly qualified his comment by discussing the Brazilian’s ability when he is vertical.
????? “I feel happy and I’m ready to try and get in the first-team as soon as possible.” @CelticTV exclusive: Karamoko Dembele speaking after signing his first full-time professional contract with the club. ???? #KaramokoSigns pic.twitter.com/VS0ZgZT2V2
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) December 24, 2018
Dembele doesn’t turn 16 until February but today agreed a two year professional deal and is expected to make his first team debut this season. Since making a 10 minute appearance in the Development League two years ago the London born youngster has been the centre of attention- playing internationally for Scotland and England.
New rules prevent him from playing in the Reserve League before he is 16 but he has turned out and scored for Celtic in two Glasgow Cup ties this season. With his fame spread far and wide through social media he could have become an instant millionaire by signing elsewhere but opted to remain at the club he first joined as a 10-year-old.