Celtic beat Chelsea to sign Bosun Lawal

Celtic have confirmed the signing of Bosun Lawal on a three year deal. The 18-year-old joins from Watford but Celtic had to act quickly to secure terms with the Ireland U21 Internationalist as European Champions Chelsea showed interest in signing the starlet.

Lawal will go into Celtic’s B Team under Tommy McIntyre as they look to make an impact in the Lowland League. If Lawal can impress, he will be moved into the first team picture.

Celtic can offer a unique pathway to English football with examples of Kieran Tierney, Virgil Van Dijk and Victor Wanyama all of which arrived at Celtic in different stages and left for England. Kris Ajer may even become an example to use in the coming days, someone that was taken for a small fee, developed and moved on for a high transfer fee.

Brexit means that English clubs will need to look closer to home and may result in them hoovering up any talent that they spot. This congested market will allow for Celtic to spy and poach those that will not settle to be loan fodder and provide them the platform to play regular first team football and European football (if applicable). Jeremie Frimpong is the best example of this.

There is no rush for players to go to England, which is ultimately what Celtic should be telling guys like Lawal and even first team players like Karamoko Dembele. Liam Hughes left for Liverpool but the likelihood of any appearance in between the sticks at Anfield would be farfetched indeed. Celtic can now offer players competitive football against men that will only improve their resilience. This will help them break through into the first team as they won’t be scared of being hacked down by a seasoned pro.

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Born just as Celtic were stopping the Ten, Lubo98 follows Celtic home and away and helps run his local Celtic Supporters Club. He goes to all the games and is a Law Graduate. Has a particular fondness for Tom Rogic among the current Celts and both Lubo and Henrik form his earliest Celtic memories.


  1. Been a good week for celtic bad news Rory scottish press who only headline things that make celtic look bad

    • GetTheBoard StrungUp on

      A good week? I dunno, whats wrong with some fans?? We buy (I use buy in a joking sense!), we bring in children on the cheap and people are content??? Itll be the same clowns who moan when it doesnt work and we struggle to be 3rd! All tears n snotters at that point! Well, it will serve you lot right for not demanding ready made players for the football!!! You rememeber the football side of the business??? You are STILL being sucked in like mugs. GET SPENDING ON REAL PLAYERS CELTIC!!!