Karamoko Dembele has received a Scotland Under 17 call-up – despite playing regular games for England’s youth teams.
The highly-rated Celtic youngster has been attracting attention ever since being named in his club’s development team at the age of 13.
Since then, there has been plenty of talk about his club future, but his international status has been even more interesting.
Dembele was born in London to parents from Ivory Coast, but moved to Glasgow at the age of one – so technically he could play for either England, Ivory Coast and Scotland at international level.
Ivory Coast haven’t materialised as a realistic option at the moment as Dembele has appeared for both Scotland and England at youth level.
But the little winger has been regularly involved with the English youth setup over the last year, suggesting that he may have decided where his international future lies.
Or at least that’s what we thought before seeing he’s been called up to the Scotland Under 17 team for two friendlies against Russia and Spain later this month:
U17s | Brian McLaughlin has named his Scotland Under-17s squad for two friendly matches against Russia in Spain on Sunday, 19 August and Tuesday, 21 August.
— Scottish FA (@ScottishFA) August 3, 2018
For Scottish fans hopeful of seeing Dembele in a Tartan Army shirt, that’s an interesting call-up – and it opens it up for the youngster to continue appearing for both countries while he works towards a final decision.
Dembele turns 16 in February next year so we could learn a lot about his future for club and country then.