Celtic wonderkid Karamoko Dembele ‘chooses’ to represent England over Scotland at international level

17 Oct

Celtic wonderkid Karamoko Dembele has reportedly chosen to play for England rather than Scotland.

The 16-year-old is one of the most highly sought after young players in Europe and is destined for big things.

He first came to national attention when he made his debut for Celtic Under-20s as a 13-year-old.

Karamoko Dembele made his Celtic debut at 16
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Dembele is eligible to represent Scotland, England or the Ivory Coast internationally.

He has flitted between two of those nations at youth level football as he has played for Scotland Under-16s and Under-17s and also England Under-15s and Under-17s.

The Scottish Sun report that the winger has decided his international future lies with England.


Earlier this week, he scored for England Under-17s as they drew 2-2 with Spain and also featured in two other matches during the international break.

He reportedly will not play for Scotland youth sides anymore and focus on working his way up the ranks with the Three Lions.

That is not the end of the road, though, as he would need to play a competitive appearance for England’s senior team to not be able to go back.

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The teenager has impressed with Celtic and was handed his debut by Neil Lennon in the final Scottish Premiership game of last season.

He was also on the bench for the 2019 Scottish Cup Final win against Hearts.

Dembele has been linked with a number of top European clubs including Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund.

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