The attacking midfielder has been on the radar of every top scout in Europe ever since he was called into the Celtic Under-20 squad at the tender age of just 13, and has gone on to represent both the English and Scottish national sides at youth level.
He’s also made several appearances in the Hoops reserve side, and with his 16th birthday looming on the horizon in February, the club’s hierarchy have taken steps to tie up the teen, who could develop into one very valuable asset.
He might still be incredibly young to be thinking about playing Premiership football, but Dembele already has his heart set on wearing the iconic green and white jersey for real:
🎙️ "I feel happy and I’m ready to try and get in the first-team as soon as possible." @CelticTV exclusive: Karamoko Dembele speaking after signing his first full-time professional contract with the club. 🍀 #KaramokoSigns pic.twitter.com/VS0ZgZT2V2
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) December 24, 2018
We know it’s still very early days, and Celtic supporters have seen plenty of false dawns in the past, but do you think Dembele could be the real deal?