Celtic wonderkid Karamoko Dembele has been linked with a surprising move to Danish side FC Nordsjaelland, according to the Scottish Sun.
Strangely, though a viral sensation at just 13-years-old after making his Celtic Under-20’s debut [Guardian], much mystery surrounds the English youngster.
At 18-years-old, the tricky winger has only made eight appearances for the Bhoys, never starting a first-team fixture [Transfermarkt].
Mercurially talented, he has had a lack of opportunities to show his class at Celtic. This has also prompted further interest in recent times from French Ligue 1 sides Lille and Nantes [Daily Record].
Interestingly, the unforeseen interest in Dembele from FC Nordsjaelland seems genuine. Known to gift young players extensive first-team opportunities, they have earmarked the Londoner as a replacement for their talisman Kamaldeen Sulemana [Scottish Sun].
Known to be interesting Manchester United, the 19-year-old Ghanaian could free up the funds for an ambitious Dembele swoop.
The Verdict: Dembele loss would be bitter blow for Celtic
For Celtic, the loss of Karamoko Dembele would be a catastrophic blow to their youth development structures.
Widely heralded as one of their best young talents – Neil Lennon once called him ‘very very special’ – the Hoops should look to grant their man senior football assurances. Showing he can handle the occasion, the right-winger stepped off the bench against St Johnstone last month to slot home in a comprehensive 4-0 Celtic victory [BBC].
Hailed on several occasions by Lennon, it is evident the best of his Hoops career could be yet to come.
However, it may already be too late to prevent his inevitable departure – Dembele has just one more year left on his Parkhead deal [Transfermarkt]. Subsequently, it may transpire that the Celts will look to get as much profit as they can on their star prodigy heading into 2021/22.
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