Celtic fans on Twitter have lost their minds over highly-rated youngster Karamoko Dembele after he scored against Rangers in a 5-2 Glasgow Cup victory for the Hoops.
Dembele, who has been called up to represent both Scotland and England at Under-16 level, has been massively hyped since he started a game for Celtic’s Under-20 development side at the age of 13.
And the hype will only increase after his goal against the Hoops’ biggest rivals.
Here are some of the best reactions from Twitter to Dembele’s strike:
Play him on Sunday
— Daryl Hay (@hdaryl67) March 7, 2018
— . (@ChrisGunn_) March 7, 2018
— Broon sauce for the haters (@DBestseventy2) March 7, 2018
Wee Dembele for Sunday!
— Joe Whyte (@howlinwhippet) March 7, 2018
— CC (@celticchampionz) March 7, 2018
That answers a few people's questions if he was playing then ????
— Oweny Bhoy???????????????????????????? (@owenybhoy91) March 7, 2018
— John Hodgkiss (@19jhodgkiss) March 7, 2018
Dembele joined the Hoops as a 10 year old in 2013, and has been a regular in the Bhoys’ youth teams since then.
Naturally the club will want to take their time with his progress, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if he was involved in the first-team squad at some stage next season, when he will turn 16 years old, although it would make more sense for the emerging talent to be a regular in the development side first.
As a winger, he should be looking to follow in the footsteps of James Forrest, who started off with the Hoops as a youngster and has went on to a trophy laden career, culminating in him currently having the best season of his career.
For now though, the youngster should knuckle down, get on with the game and not let the hype affect him.
In other Celtic news, John Collins has been impressed with Rangers’ recent run of form