Over the last two years Karamoko Dembele has been a fixture in the England u-16 and u-17 set ups, over the last week he has made three appearances for the u-17 side at a training camp in Spain.
His social media accounts regularly call out his England team-mates as they achieve landmarks and progress in their careers.
Apparently his decision to select England ahead of Scotland for his international career is newsworthy.
The FA in England have invested millions in developing St George’s Park with Gareth Southgate having one of the youngest squads in international football. In recent seasons England have won international titles at u-17, u-19 and in 2017 won the u-20 World Cup.
This season Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham have been promoted through the ranks with plenty of others in the pipeline.
Over the last week Scotland’s u-21 side has drawn 0-0 with Lithuania and the Czech Republic, captained by a utility man that is struggling to get a game for a team in the bottom half of League One in England.
Under the FA Dembele has a very definite development plan, a look around at the discarded players from the Scotland set up and recent results with the exception of a 1-0 win over Germany at u-19 level confirms that he has made the right decision which should benefit the player and Celtic.