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KARAMOKO CALL-UP

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CELTIC teenage sensation Karamoko Dembele has been called into the England Under-18 squad.

With Hoops team-mates Callum McGregor, Ryan Christie and Greg Taylor involved with Scotland for their games against Israel, Slovakia and Czech Republic, the club’s hot property will be with the cream of the English youngsters at the nation’s training HQ at St. George‚Äôs Park.

Dembele will participate in six days of training although no fixtures are scheduled over the duration.

The 17-year-old winger had previously represented Scotland, where he was brought up, and England, where he was born, at Under-16 and 17 levels before opting for the country of his birth.

Dembele is out of contract in June next year, but has struggled for game-time at the nine-in-a-row champions.

The whizz kid didn’t start a game last season while his only two appearances came from the bench.

He was last seen as an 86th-minute substitute for Ryan Christie in the opening Premiership confrontation of the campaign when the Hoops hammered Hamilton Accies 5-1 on Flag Day at Parkhead in August.

 
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