If one Dembele wasn’t enough at Celtic, how about having two? The Hoops currently have Karamoko Dembele on their books but they’re now being linked with a move for his brother Siriki.
GIVEMESPORT reported earlier this week that Celtic were interested in signing the Peterborough forward during the summer window.
The Hoops have already agreed a pre-contract with Sheffield Wednesday’s Liam Shaw and they could settle on the same sort of arrangement with Dembele.
That’s because the EFL star is out of contract in the summer. The frustrating thing for Dembele, though, is that he’s unlikely to feature alongside his brother.
That’s because Karamoko’s own contract expires in a few months time and he’s set to leave Parkhead on a free.
Another player alongside whom the Celtic target may not feature too often is Ryan Christie. That’s because his arrival could finally give the Hoops an excuse to put him on the bench.
Christie has been desperately poor this season compared to the form he showed in 2019/20. Last term the Scottish winger found the net on 20 occasions but he’s managed just five goals in 2020/21. To make matters worse, he has beaten the goalkeeper on only one occasion so far this calendar year.
That being said, the entrance of another winger, especially one as creative as Dembele, would surely be bad news for him.
Like Christie, the 24-year-old has the ability to play on either wing but also through the middle. The former has started to appear more in a central area and starred in that position for Scotland in midweek when they drew with Austria.
Unfortunately for Christie, Celtic’s summer target has been “outstanding” in the middle, according to Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson.
Indeed, he’s not only scoring goals but he’s also registering assists on a regular basis. Dembele has netted eight times this season while providing 12 assists. That takes his tally in a Posh shirt to 28 goal creations.
Dembele is a creative marvel and, if there is any aspect for which you can applaud Christie this season, it would be the same trait. However, that is exactly why the London-born flanker could replace him in the starting XI, as they are very much alike.