Celtic wonderkid Karamoko Dembele continues to show why he has been tipped to be Scotland’s best player in generations.
The 14-year-old shot to fame a year ago when he was the star man as Celtic u-15s win a prestigious European tournament against the likes of Barcelona and Ajax, with a then 13-year-old Dembele named player of the tournament against boys two years older than him.
But since then he has continued to impress and live up to his reputation as Scottish football’s hottest property.
And these latest clips of the tiny genius are set to have every Scottish football fan drooling with excitement.
Today he scored two goals for Celtic development squad against the Birmingham City academy, including a spectacular free kick from just off the half way line.
🎥 | Two goals from Karamoko Dembele today against Birmingham City, both brilliant in their own right pic.twitter.com/4r6S97CUGc
— Read Celtic (@ReadCeltic) August 4, 2017
Just last week he was again instrumental as Scotland under 16’s won 3 out of 3 in a world youth tournament beating Qatar, Uruguay and England to win the tournament outright.
Dembele scored two goals and assisted four but it was perhaps this delightful piece of skill against Uruguay that was most impressive.
— Scottish FA (@ScottishFA) July 29, 2017
His first Scotland goal, after rejecting England and Ivory Coast youth set-ups to continue his development with the SFA, also gave a glimpse of the little man’s skill set.
— talkingbaws (@talkingbaws) July 25, 2017
Dembele’s parents are from the Ivory Coast and he was born in England but moved to Scotland as a 2-year-old and has his full school education in Glasgow so is eligible to represent all three.
But early signs are looking like he is ready to pledge his future to the Scottish cause.
Celtic and Scotland will be hoping he hangs around a little bit longer at least until he is 16 and can both sign a professional contract with the hoops and get a first proper cap at international level making him ineligible for any other country.
Can’t we just get him in the Scotland first team just now please?