Celtic is home to vast swathes of incredible talent, and that stretches right from the first team through to the Academy. For example, Callum McGregor has this season emerged as one of Scotland’s finest talents, whilst new recruits like Timo Weah continue to flourish at Celtic Park.
The Celtic Academy is also helping to produce some fantastic young talents, and one such example is Karamoko Dembele. Despite still being a teenager, he’s been impressing at various levels within the Celtic developmental system.
In fact, he’s so young that until now, he’s not even been eligible to play for the Celtic first team – but that’s changed this week. Indeed, Dembele turned 16 on Friday, and as a result, he’s able to play for the Hoops’ first team.
! A hat-trick of #CelticFC birthdays today…
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) February 22, 2019
The club have sent their birthday wishes to the 16-year-old over on Twitter, and unsurprisingly, fans have had a lot to say about him. It seems as though many are eager for him to get a chance in the first team – perhaps even from this weekend.
Though that is unlikely, that isn’t going to stop fans dreaming. See below:
Start them all on Sunday and we can help celebrate from the stands
— Danny (@DanTheManMax) February 22, 2019
Now the wee mans 16 we expect nothing but a good performance and a goal on Sunday !
— Shev (@jamesShevlin67) February 22, 2019
Does that mean Dembele can start
— Liam Campbell (@campbell_liam_) February 22, 2019
Start them all on Sunday!
— SlugLife (@ciarzo_8) February 22, 2019
It feels like he’s been that age for years just love to see him play in the big team.
— Dury (@BoltNaw) February 22, 2019
Bug Karamoko playing first team football now
— – (@67Matthew_) February 22, 2019
Get him in the team on Sunday
— Brend (@edballssss) February 22, 2019