By Harvey Byrne
Celtic wonderkid Karamoko Dembele will be fast-tracked into the Scotland set-up, according to a report.
The Sun have claimed that the 13-year-old Hoops attacker, who also qualifies for England and the Ivory Coast, is set to be selected for next month’s Under-16s Victory Shield games.
The young starlet was born in London of Ivorian heritage and moved north of the border when he was a child.
The Scottish Football Association are keen to get one of Europe’s brightest prospects to pledge his future to Scotland.
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 Ireland after being snubbed by Scotland as youngsters.
Dembele has risen to fame in the last week after making his debut for Celtic’s Under-20s side on Monday night.
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.
The Sun report claims that scouts from Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea are all watching the young ace, meaning that he may not even make his senior debut for Celtic.
In other Celtic team news, their senior player has been named in the SPFL’s team of the week.