All the speculation regarding young Celtic winger Karamoko Demeble contract and whether he will be at the club next year has been all but blown out of the water.
After Celtic’s victory against St Johnstone last night, interim manager John Kennedy, lifted the lid on the young Hoops stars future and insisted he is going nowhere, “There is a lot of speculation in terms of Karamoko being out of contract in the summer.
“I don’t know where that that has come from because he has another year left.
“In terms of him, again a young player and every young player has a different pathway. Karamoko has been spoken about as the next superstar, but people develop physically at different rates.
“He is probably one who still has a bit of development, but is a terrific talent – we know that.
“It’s not a token gesture, he has done well in training recently.”
Dembele’s reputation as being a star for the future has been well documented and Kennedy does make an excellent point. Players do develop at different rates and the stance Celtic have taken with him will hopefully aid his progress as it could be seen as the club protecting him from the pressures of being the next Celtic star.
Dembele could be pivotal for Celtic next season. Expected Celtic gaffer Eddie Howe has a fantastic reputation for developing and nurturing young talent and I would expect Dembele to make a huge impact on Howe’s revolution in the summer.