Celtic could be set to lose more promising talent in the wake of Jeremie Frimpong’s exit
Karamoko Dembele is reportedly on his way out of Celtic.
The highly-rated youngster has come up through the ranks at Celtic Park, but it is now being claimed that he will leave Glasgow in the summer.
The news comes hot on the heels of manager Neil Lennon’s confirmation that Jeremie Frimpong is in talks with another club.
Dembele, who has been capped at under-17 level by both Scotland and England, made his first team breakthrough in May 2019, coming on as a 16-year-old against Hearts.
He’s made a total of five first-team appearances for the Scottish champions, most recently as a substitute in this month’s 1-1 draw with Hibs at Celtic Park.
According to former Celtic right-back Mark Wilson, Dembele will be heading for the exit this summer.
Speaking on his Celtic Huddle podcast, Wilson said: “Dembele turns 18 next month, he’s out of contract in the summer. It’s been well-documented that Celtic were disappointed that he’s not decided to renew that contract, if he’s even been offered one, we’re not quite sure.
“But The Celtic Huddle’s information is that Dembele is set to leave in the summer, and will move abroad, with a number of clubs interested including French sides Lille and Nantes.
“I think I read back in December that Borussia Dortmund were interested as well.”
Record Sport, meanwhile, are reporting that Frimpong is in talks with Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen.
They quote Lennon as saying: “Jeremie is abroad at the minute speaking to a club.
“So that deal looks like it might go through.
“We’re obviously very disappointed, we did everything we could to try and entice the player to stay, but he made it clear quite a while ago that his ambition was to leave.
“We received a really robust offer for him. We are disappointed to lose him but that’s football.”