By Harvey Byrne
Celtic starlet Karamoko Dembele has been named in Scotland’s Victory Shield squad. according to a report.
The Scottish Sun have claimed that the 13-year-old Hoops attacker, who also qualifies for England and the Ivory Coast, has been selected for the Under-16s Victory Shield games.
It is stated that call came on Wednesday in a move partly designed to convince the highly-rated kid and his family to pledge his international future to his adopted country.
The young starlet was born in London of Ivorian heritage and moved north of the border when he was a child.
However, Scotland are desperate for one of Europe’s most talked about youngster’s to pledge his future to the national team and are making moves before either England or the Ivory Coast do.
It is stated that they are keen to avoid a repeat of the scenario which saw Scotland miss out on Aiden McGeady and James McCarthy who both chose to play for the Republic of Ireland, despite being born and raised in the country.
Dembele has risen to fame recently after making his debut for Celtic’s Under-20s side earlier in October.
The recently turned teenager made a remarkable appearance from the substitute’s bench to play in the last nine minutes of the 3-1 SPL Development League win over Hearts.
In other Celtic team news, Jozo Simunovic has revealed that the Hoops will press high in their next Champions League match.