Karamoko Dembele – What happened to his football career?
Karamoko Dembele contract with Parkhead quietly expired and, over a month later, he has started a new chapter at new club Brest – putting pen to paper on a four-year deal with France’s 11th-best team. There was no fanfare or fuss as Karamoko Dembele’s Parkhead contract quietly expired.
When it first came into the public eye around the world six years ago, nobody could have claimed the same thing about the teenage phenomenon.
When Karamoko Dembele made his debut for Celtic’s Under 20s team in October 2016, he was just 13 years old. This caused headlines all over the world. Dembele was a tender age.
In the final nine minutes of Celtic’s 3-1 victory over Hearts, the diminutive attacker replaced Jack Aitchison, the 16-year-old who had become Celtic’s youngest ever debutant and youngest scorer in a 7-0 home victory over Motherwell five months earlier. Jack Aitchison became Celtic’s youngest ever debutant and youngest scorer in the game.
It appeared that big things were in store for Karamoko Dembele, who had shot to prominence seven months earlier when he triumphed over stars from Barcelona, Deportivo La Coruna, Lyon and West Brom to win the Player of the Tournament award at the prestigious St. Kevin’s Boys Academy Cup for the Under 13s in Dublin. At the time, it appeared that big things lay in store for , he has started a new chapter at new club Brest has started a new chapter at new club Brest.
The young winger was seen in videos that were uploaded to the internet giving his defenders, such as the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Xavi Simons, a run for their money and displaying a keen eye for goal in a competition that was organized by the boys’ club that was responsible for the development of future Ireland internationals such as Liam Brady and Damien Duff.
Aiden McGeady was the player who hoisted that prestigious trophy the last time Celtic won it. He went on to play for Celtic, Spartak Moscow, Everton, Sunderland, the Republic of Ireland and now Hibernian.
David Feeney, who was Dembele’s coach at Park Villa in Glasgow when he was younger, was positive that the child genius had the skills and the determination to reach the very pinnacle of his profession.
My impression is that he is somewhat comparable to Lionel Messi.
According to what Feeney remarked in 2016, “the sky is the limit for him as long as he receives the proper instruction.”
The youngster has been linked to Barcelona, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, and one bookmaker is offering odds on the possibility that Dembele will captain Celtic, become their youngest debutant, and complete a move to the Nou Camp before he turns 16 years old.
In October of that year, French journalist L’Equipe included Dembele and Ansu Fati of Barcelona on a list of “excellent young players set to revolutionize the game.” L’Equipe cited Dembele as one of the “great young players set to revolutionise the game.”
Then, just two months later, he made history by becoming the youngest footballer to ever represent a Scottish club in Europe when, at the age of 16 years, nine months, and 21 days, he played against CFR Cluj in a dead rubber match in Romania for the Europa League.
However, Dembele did not play again during that campaign, and he was only able to make five appearances during next year’s competition as Celtic’s hopes of winning 10 titles in a row were dashed.
According to one report, as his Parkhead career was coming to an end, he went to Lennon’s house to make his case for more playing time. However, Lennon did not take kindly to a 17-year-old telling him how to do his job, so he turned down the request. His career at Parkhead was a failure. It was presented to him.
a 12-month contract extension during the summer of 2017, but during the pre-season match against Bristol City, he suffered a catastrophic ankle fracture.