Celtic fans have a new kid to anticipate emerging into the first team – Armstrong Oko-Flex.
The summer signing from Arsenal created a stir on social media with Celtic able to fast-track him into Reserve League football and dangle the ‘Moussa Dembele carrot’ of playing in the Champions League.
A couple of images of the 16-year-old training with the first team have whetted the appetite but Monday’s goal against Falkirk in the Reserve League took expectations up a level or two.
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The pick of the bunch from yesterday’s Reserve game – full highlights available now on @YouTube! ?
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) February 12, 2019
That oko flex youngster wee got from arsenal scores constantly for the reserves going to be some talent ☘️
— glasgows green and white (@kelzybhoy) February 11, 2019
Oko Flex first goal was fantastic. Atchison fairly knows where the net is, hope to see these two boys in the match day squads next season.
— Keith Robertson (@Krobertson5808) February 12, 2019
I’ve watched Oko-Flex a few times this season, he looks capable of living up to the hype and will benefit from the attention being given to Karamoko Dembele.
Having come through the Arsenal academy system and been part of the England youth set up, he has a great pedigree with Celtic offering him the opportunity to be fast-tracked through to senior football.
Brendan Rodgers is very strong on the physical side of the game, Ryan Christie has discovered that this season, and Oko-Flex doesn’t lack in that area.
He has speed and dribbling skills that can leave opponents embarrassed, and with an eye for goal he stands a great chance of taking his talent and potential through to the highest level.