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Celtic: Mark Wilson talks about Karamoko Dembele

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Pundit and former Celtic man Mark Wilson has recently talked about Karamoko Dembele’s situation at Parkhead.

Karamoko Dembele scored for Celtic against St. Johnstone recently and it was his first-ever senior goal for the Hoops.

The youngster was a topic of debate on the latest edition of Superscoreboard and Wilson gave his views about Dembele. He believes that Celtic fans would certainly like to see him get more game time in the 2021/22 campaign.

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Last season, Dembele had become the youngest Celtic player ever to have played for the club in European competition. The teenager is the second-youngest player ever to feature for the club – only behind Jack Aitchison.

Wilson believes that a player has to be really very good to play regularly for Celtic at the age of 18 and he believes that we haven’t seen enough of Dembele.

He said (31:50): “I mean, he’s at an age now -18, if you’re 18, you have to be absolutely exceptional to get into the Celtic first-team. Over the years, we’ve seen wingers like [Aiden] McGeady and [Shaun] Maloney probably fit that mould.

“It has been done but the build-up around this kid, we don’t see it that often. Since he was 16 years old and to be given his debut, he made quite an impact when we’d seen him. You can get why fans want to see him. But at 18, obviously he’s 19 next February. You’d like to think he’d get more minutes if he was at the club next season. I think the Celtic fans will be encouraged that he’s actually got another year.”

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TIF Thoughts on Karamoko Dembele…

Young Dembele’s current deal at Celtic runs out in the summer of 2022, so he has another year to make an impact at the club – even though Borussia Dortmund have been linked with a move for him.

What should fill the Celtic fans with positivity is that Dembele’s goal recently came some months after there had been concerns about his application and attitude and training. The goal and recent first-team minutes show that perhaps, he’s back on track for his development and because of that, more game time next season will only help him.

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