Celtic wonderkid in line for debut

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Neil Lennon has hinted at the possibility of Karamoko Dembele winning his Celtic debut against Hearts on Sunday.

Neil Lennon has hinted at the possibility of Karamoko Dembele winning his Celtic debut against Hearts on Sunday.

Dembele joined Celtic‘s academy aged 10 and gained widespread attention when he turned out for their Under-20 side just three years later.

The 16-year-old signed his first professional deal with the Scottish champions in December 2018 and Lennon feels he could be ready to experience senior football.

He was due to be representing England’s under-17 side at the European Championships in Ireland but has withdrawn from the squad.

Lennon said: ‘Karamoko Dembele is a possibility for Sunday.

He’s training with the squad this week.

‘We’ve got boys that are carrying knocks and we don’t feel the need to risk them ahead of the Cup Final.’

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