According to the ‘Following the Floodlights’ podcast, Celtic will complete a £150,000 acquisition of Ireland Under-21 international midfielder Bosun Lawal from Watford today after the youngster passed a medical yesterday.
“We can exclusively reveal that Ireland u-21 international Bosun Lawal will complete a move to Celtic tomorrow, having passed a medical today – a great prospect, hopefully the move to Parkhead is a good one,” they tweeted.
Troy Deeney, Watford’s captain, has already shared his experience of seeing Lawal play on the club’s social media accounts.
“I saw him against Newcastle and I thought he did well, he was captain that day. About three or four days later he played against Sheffield United and I was there and we stood and watched him.
“He’s got a little bit of Doucoure about him. He can go past somebody effortlessly and he’s got a big long stride. I thought he did really well. And again, three or four days after playing in the 23s he plays another 90 minutes and it was effortless to him.
“There’s not many young players who catch your eye and you go ‘oh he’s going to have a career’, but he certainly does that.”
Last season, Lawal was named Watford’s Academy Player of the Year and was a member of their Under 23 side.
“I came here from Ireland to demonstrate what I can do, to show my potential, and to win this prize with the calibre we have in the academy is a strange moment,” the young Celt told the Watford Observer.
“My family will be very proud as they have sacrificed a lot for me. I’ve enjoyed this season a lot. Everything has gone well and the lads have performed well.
“Captaining the team at St James’ Park was the highlight and now I just want to keep going, keep showing what I can do for the 23s and then get an opportunity with the first team.”