Karamoko Dembele appears to have a year longer left on his current Celtic contract than had previously been thought.

When the teenager signed professional terms with the club in December 2018, it was announced on the official website that his contract ran until “at least 2021”.

Curious wording that suggested some sort of contract extension clause existed.

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However, there have been assumptions this season that his deal at the Bhoys expires this summer as a result.

Last year, Dembele’s Transfermarkt profile similarly showed his contract expiring in 2021 [Wayback Machine]. Now though, it displays as expiring in 2022, more than a year from now.

The Daily Record also references the player having over a year left on his contract in an article published in the wake of his appearance against Aberdeen this week.

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Karamoko Dembele contract status means he still has a Celtic chance

It appears the youngster has far more of a secure Celtic future than some fans believed.

That could be why we are seeing him come back into the first-team squad set-up again.

His last Celtic appearance before the Pittodrie trip came during the Dubai debacle when a dozen first-team stars were self-isolating. You have to go all the way back to August of last year for another appearance.

Celtic Karamoko Dembele contract

Celtic youngster Karamoko Dembele / (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Now 17, he has the chance to impress a new manager and try to establish himself fully in the Celtic first-team squad.

Time will tell whether the hyped England youth international has the ability to do that.

In other news, Celtic look set to avoid a derby disadvantage.

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