Karomoko Dembele impresses in Victory Shield appearance for Scotland

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Karamoke Dembele - remember the name. He is destined to become a star.

Some of you reading this might already recognise Dembele after he shot into the limelight following his debut for Celtic's Under-20 development side at the start of October - aged just 13.

Well, the talented teenager is back in the headlines again this week after he making another impressive debut, however, this time it was for Scotland.

Dembele featured in Scotland Under-16's 2-2 draw with Wales in the Victory Shield clash on Tuesday evening.

The 13-year-old, who had only been training with England's youth team last week, came off the bench to show what he could do in a brief cameo.

You can see all of his highlights from the game in the video below as he looked well assured on the ball and even had the confidence to go on a few mazy runs against boys much older and bigger than him.

However, if you skip to roughly 1:30 you will see one particular touch that even Lionel Messi would be proud of making.

Having drifted in off the right flank, Dembele latched on a knock-on by swivelling as the ball dropped to take it past his marker with a skilful glance off his right foot.

The youngster then showed his composure again by wisely choosing the simple option to pass back to a teammate and ensure the Scots maintained possession.

It's safe to say the Celtic prodigy has a very bright future ahead of him.

To see a kid with so much natural talent at such young age must be frightening for anyone he comes up against at the moment.

Despite his Victory Shield appearance, Dembele still has plenty of time to consider his international allegiance but you can understand why Scotland will be desperate to keep him happy in their current youth setup.

Brendan Rodgers
Celtic FC
Scotland Football

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