Karamoko Dembele post Celtic resurgence sees him offered route back to England

Karamoko Dembele could be playing in the English Championship next season after lighting up League One for Blackpool.

That's because Sheffield Wednesday are reportedly targeting a loan for the ex-Celtic starlet. Dembele spent last season on loan with the Seasiders from French side Stade Brestois and won both their players' and supporters' Player of the Year awards after bagging nine goals and 14 assists in all competitions.

That sparkling form has attracted the interest of other clubs and the Owls are now reportedly targeting a loan swoop after securing their Championship status and ending relegation fears. The Star reports that Wednesday chiefs have made contact with Brest about the possibility of taking the 21-year-old on loan next season.

That is still in the early stages and it's not yet known if the Ligue 1 side are open to loaning the player out again. Dembele is contracted with them until 2026.

As a precocious young talent, he burst onto the scene at a very early age as he featured for Celtic's under-20s at the age of 13. He would go on to make his senior debut at 16 and while he showed flashes, he was unable to live up to hopes of becoming a Hoops first team star.

Dembele was allowed to leave for Brest in 2022 and made 15 appearances for them in his first season in the top flight. The loan to Blackpool came about the following summer and he could now make the step up a division to challenge himself further.