Celtic have been given a major boost with the news that young star Karamoko Dembele has signed a new long-term contract at the club.

The club confirmed on social media that the youngster has signed his first professional contract with the Hoops, keeping him at the club until 2021.

Dembele has been making waves in the Celtic academy, breaking into the reserve team squad at the age of 13.

There had been some concerns that his sudden rise to stardom would not go unnoticed by teams in England.

Premier League teams were believed to be keeping tabs on the youngster, but he has committed his future to Celtic.

Celtic fans have been keeping a close eye on his development ever since, with big things expected of the player going forward.

Speaking to the club’s official website after signing the deal, Dembele set his sights on the first-team squad.

My goal is to play for the first team. As soon as I can, I’m going to try to get into the first team, 100 per cent. In the Reserves, every training session, every game – it’s all to prove myself to the manager that I can play in the first team.