We all know how Karamoko Dembele has had Parkhead roaring when he’s played. The youngster is undoubtedly the Hoops’ golden boy and star for the future, but what if the club had two of him? That could well happen if these links from The Scottish Sun are correct, as Neil Lennon is apparently interested in signing Bolton’s Luca Connell.
You will all be sceptical of this one, and rightly so. Connell may be two years senior to Dembele and recently suffered relegation with Bolton Wanderers, dropping into League One after a dire Championship season, but he is a class act. The one shining light for the Trotters in an abysmal season has been the 18-year-old, and he has all the makings of a midfielder who can rival Dembele.
According to the article, should Connell, who is still a third-year scholar at Bolton, make the move north to Glasgow this summer then it would require Celtic to beat off competition from Rangers, Wolves and Norwich. That’s a tough ask, but it may not be an expensive one, as if Connell was to leave England the cross-border tribunal fees are much lower than what would be if he’s to swap for another English club.
Whatever happens, we’re all pretty confident that Luca Connell will be a massive name in football before too long. Whether he can match the heights that Karamoko Dembele is guaranteed to hit is yet to be seen, but just to be on the safe side, surely it would be a whole lot better for the Bhoys if they were to have both of the electric youngsters on their books?
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