Manchester City Targeting 13-Year-Old Celtic Wonderkid Karamoko Dembele

Published on: 10 October 2016

Manchester City are interesting in signing 13-year-old Celtic youth prospect Karamoko Dembele,according to the Sun.

Dembele achieved fame when he was substituted on during a Celtic U20 match earlier in October, and has been linked with moves away from the Scottish giants ever since. City have reportedly been tracking the youngster as they look to recruit the best youngsters from around Europe.

Scouts from the Etihad have been monitoring Dembele, and oneCity source has confirmed the 13-year-old is on the radar of the Premier League giants.

Celtic's 13 year-old wonderkid Karamoko Dembele in action.

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"He has been on the radar for a number of months now. He is very talented,"thesource confirmed.

"The club is always searching around Europe for another potential star and Dembele is one being looked at."

Manchester City have loaned players to their Scottish counterparts frequently in the recent past, with the likes of John Guidetti,Dedryck Boyata and Jason Denayer gaining valuable game time at Celtic. City's transferspending in recent years has been geared towards the future, with the likes of Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane signing for the Citizens in recent years.

Incredible photo of 13 yr old Karamoko Dembele coming on for Celtic u20s last night. He looks the real deal.

The club also signed youngstersJadon Sancho from Watford andBenjamin Garre from Velez Sarsfield. Kelechi Iheanacho has also emerged from City's academy recently,and has only been kept out of Pep Guardiola's side thanks to the form and profile of star striker Sergio Aguero.

Iheanacho has so far netted 17 times in 42 appearances for City, an impressive haul for a 20-year-old.