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Karamoko Dembele best highlights - the 13-year-old who just played for Celtic's U20s

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In Moussa Dembele, Celtic have one of the most exciting young talents in European football right now.

With seven goals in nine games, he has caught the wider world's attention. However, the Golden Boy nominee isn't the only Dembele causing a stir at Celtic Park just now.

That's because the Scottish champions took the extraordinary step of naming Karamoko Dembele on the bench for their under-20s fixture against Hearts on Monday night. What's so impressive about that, I hear you ask? This Dembele is only 13-years-old.

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Not only was Karamoko Dembele named in the squad, but the youngster, born in 2003, came on in the 81st minute for Celtic's development side.

Let's just remind ourselves once again - he is just 13-years-old!

The opportunity arose because, per The Mirror, a host of Celtic's usual under-20 side have been called up to represent Scotland at the under-19 level during the international break.

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That's not to say that Dembele doesn't deserve to be playing alongside opponents seven years older than him.

Indeed, check out the highlights video below to see just why the Celtic staff put so much faith in the youngster this evening...

While comparisons to Lionel Messi might be a little premature, there is no doubt that Dembele has the touch, skill and vision to stand out in his age group.

Having now got a taste of what is to come in development football, there certainly looks to be a bright future ahead for him.

Given that current Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers was the man to give Raheem Sterling his first sustained run in the Liverpool first team when the England winger was 17-years-old, you wouldn't bet against Celtic's young star having to wait too long before he too is gracing first team football.

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Moussa Dembele might be Celtic's current prodigy, but come back in 2019 and there could be his younger namesake leading the charge for the Hoops.

That's if one of European football's super clubs don't steal him away in the next few years, of course.

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