Watch the international debut of Celtic’s incredible 13-year-old star

Since he made a nine minute appearance for Celtic against Hearts in the Development League, effectively a reserve league for u-20 players, Karamoko Dembele has been the most commented on teenager in Scotland.

So commented on that he is also the subject of interest from England with the FA well aware that the Scottish schoolboy spent five years living in London.

With a British passport and family contacts to the Ivory Coast his international declaration will be keenly contested.

On Tuesday afternoon the 13-year-old made an impressive International debut for Scotland in the u-16 Victory Shield match against Wales.

Sometimes giving away a foot in height to opponents, Dembele was unaffected as he came on as a substitute and was quickly showing the touches and awareness that make a mockery of his birth certificate.

Although Scotland threw away a two goal lead to draw with the Welsh all eyes were on the 13-year-old with the touch of a veteran.

Whenever the ball comes to him he tames it effortlessly, without looking up he has incredible awareness of team-mates and opponents, the sort of talent that is appreciated and noted at any age.

While Scotland and England prepare to woo the 13-year-old, Celtic are facing a similar battle with fortunes being put the way of the Dembele family for the signature from the most famous academies in England.

After playing against Barcelona in a tournament in Dublin the Spanish side are on the case, they won’t be the last to rub their eyes at the incredible skills of the amazing 13-year-old.

Karamoko is no relation to Moussa Dembele who scored for Celtic last night in the Champions League against Borussia Monchengladbach.

 


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