The recent noise coming out of Celtic surrounding Karamoko Dembele will have the fans worried about his future at the club.
Karamoko Dembele has long been considered as one of the premier talents in the Celtic youth setup. Unfortunately, he has not been provided enough opportunities to develop at the senior level and deliver on that hype.
With James Forrest out for months, this would have been the perfect chance for Neil Lennon to give some regular minutes to the 17-year-old and see if he was capable of making an impact. But that just has not happened as he has only featured for a paltry 4 minutes this season.
And while that might have left a lot of the fans disappointed, the recent noise coming out of Parkhead could explain the reason behind his absence from the first-team picture.
“worries over his application and attitude”
There are also questions surrounding his physical development:
“clearly has exceptional talent, but there have been concerns about his physical development”
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This is not just a matter about Karamoko Dembele though. The Hoops do not have a good record of bringing through their youth players into the first-team picture in recent years. Lennon has stuck with the experienced players for the most part, even when the results have suggested that there needs to be some shuffling.
This has resulted in very few opportunities for those looking to break into the first-team. This has been a problem for not only the academy players but also new signings. Just ask Ismaila Soro, who has barely seen any action seen arriving at Celtic.
Dembele’s contract at the club expires in the summer of 2022 according to Transfermarkt and it would not be surprising if he does end up deciding to leave. With the lack of opportunities at Parkhead, he might see a move away as the only way to take his career forward. And to be very honest, who can blame him?