Neil Lennon is attempting to add yet another Dembele to Celtic’s history with Hoops’ scouts having kept tabs on tricky winger Siriki Dembele, according to Peterborough Today.
The tricky winger, who is the brother of Celtic prodigy Karamoko , has been in scintillating form for ‘The Posh’ this season, notching up five goals and four assists for the London Road outfit, who sit just three points behind Portsmouth at the top of League One. Dembele has been a key component of their credentials – much like the youthful Karamoko and Hunskelper Moussa have been at Paradise – and Celtic bosses hope they can lure him to Parkhead.
There is growing hope throughout Celtic Park that convincing Siriki to join would go a long way in determining the future of his younger dimunitive brother, Karamoko. ‘Caddy’, as he is known by his mates, made his debut aged just 16 years and 3 months against Hearts and looks set to be a shining star in the long term future of the Bhoys’.
Celtic do, however, face competition for the signing of Siriki Dembele; most notably from City rivals theRangers, who at this point seem to be linked with almost everyone that Celtic get linked with – and with just eighteen months left on his contract, it will be easier for Scottish sides to sign him if he allows his contract to hit the six-month mark due to the pre contract agreement Scottish sides can manipulate from English clubs.
They also face stiff competition from English Premier League sides’ Fulham and Newcastle United, whilst Nottingham Forest and Stoke City are also in the hunt for the man born in Ivory Coast.
Siriki is no stranger to Scotland; he relocated to Govan when he was just eight years old, attending Lourdes Secondary School. Here, he was scouted by Dundee United, spending time in their and Ayr United’s academies, before moving on to pastures new at Grimsby Town – where his performances earned him rave reviews prior to his lucrative move to Peterborough.