Arsenal face transfer battle to snap up Celtic wonderkid

By | November 12, 2019

Borussia Dortmund have reportedly joined Arsenal in the hunt for Celtic’s 16-year-old ace Karamoko Dembele.

Sun Sport reported how Unai Emery was interested in the winger, who has already made his senior-team bow for the Bhoys.

Paris Saint-Germain and several other PL sides are also keen on the ace.

Now Bild claim that Bundesliga heavyweights Dortmund are “hot” for Dembele as well.

The forward shot to prominence back in 2016 when Karamoko featured for Celtic’s Under-20 side aged only 13.

He was then given an opportunity to shine off the bench by manager Neil Lennon at the tail-end of last term, impressing in a 2-1 victory against Hearts on his senior debut.

Karamoko was then named amongst the subs for their Scottish Cup Final win over the same opposition a week later.

The prodigy is yet to feature this season but is rated-highly by the Hoops.

Celtic tied the starlet down to a deal that runs until 2021 at Parkhead earlier this season but it remains to be seen how long they can hold on to their prized asset with Europe’s big guns circling.

Dembele has played for England Under-15s against Belgium, but he has also been capped for Scotland at Under-16 and U17 levels.

The London-born youngster, whose parents were born in the Ivory Coast, switched to Glasgow with his family when he was just a one-year-old. His older brother Siriki plays for League One outfit Peterborough.