Teenage winger Karamoko Dembele has said that he’s relishing “a great opportunity” after leaving Celtic for a move to France.
The young forward, who first caught the eye when playing for Celtic’s under-20s at the age of 13 and has enjoyed a reputation as an emerging talent ever since, has signed a four-year deal with Stade Brest after leaving Glasgow on a free transfer.
Dembele made his debut against Hearts in 2019 but failed to find a regular first team place under Ange Postecoglou as Celtic won the league last season, with a raft of new signings making life more difficult for the 19-year-old to progress.
The forward, who has played for Scotland and England at youth level, now hopes to make an impact at the Ligue 1 club and play regularly in the top flight with a side that finished in 11th place last season.
“I come to Brest because I saw that the project presented by (sporting director) Greg Lorenzi was good,” Dembele said. “It’s something that suits me and I think I can have some playing time here. It was a great opportunity that presented itself to me and it interested me”.
Celtic have made four signings so far this summer. Goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist and left-back Alexandro Bernabei have joined the club, while Cameron Carter-Vickers and Jota have returned on permanent deals after succesful loan spells last year.