Celtic fans were given a glimpse into the future via the club’s Twitter today, as Karamoko Dembele and Armstrong Okoflex trained with the first-team.

The youth duo have been earning rave reviews since signing for the club. They’re two of the most coveted youth players at Lennoxtown, and were today provided the honour of training with the senior side.

Okoflex signed for Celtic back in September 2018. Dembele, meanwhile, recently signed his first professional contract with the club back in December. Both have since featured regularly for the development squad.

Former Arsenal academy star Okoflex was born in Ireland and can operate in any of the attacking positions. He has a history of playing down both sides as well as through the middle.

But Dembele is a player we know a fair bit more about. The youngster is one of the most highly-coveted academy talents at Lennoxtown for a long time. He’s yet to make his professional debut, but it wouldn’t be surprising if Celtic pushed for that to happen before the end of the season.

Can’t make his debut just yet….but we’re close

Of course, he isn’t eligible to make it just yet considering he’s still only 15-years of age. February 24th against Motherwell, however, would be his first available chance.

Karamoko Dembele has featured for both Scotland and England at youth level (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Dembele also has yet to pick which national side he wants to play for too. He’s played for both Scotland and England at youth level. He was most recently selected for England at under-16 level for the Val de Marne tournament in France. It’s a tournament he also went on to win and star in.

But, more pertinently to Celtic fans, he’s tied up at Parkhead and sniffing about the first-team already. Excitement levels are through the roof about what he could potentially bring to the club.

And it appears that Brendan Rodgers is also excited about both Dembele and Okoflex too. It will be interesting to see how often both continue to get opportunities like this in the future.

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