Medical booked – Celtic forward exit imminent

Rocco Vata looks set to complete his exit from Celtic after an update from Sky Sports’ Anthony Joseph.

28th December 2022 Easter Road, Hibernian versus Celtic Rocco Vata on the ball. Photo  VagelisxGeorgariou

The Ireland youth striker had visited Watford’s facilities and spoken with the club as his departure from the Scottish Champions edged closer.

Now, Joseph has taken to Twitter/X to confirm that the 19-year-old will undergo a medical with the London club with a view to signing a four year deal.

Celtic did offer the player a contract but this was knocked back. Vata, who is represented by CAA Base, appears to have been keen for a deal that would include promises over game time, something that Brendan Rodgers wasn’t willing to give. The Irishman gave a fairly measured and cold response suggesting that the player gets his head down, bides his time and proves his worth.

Rocco Vata of Celtic FC competes for the ball with Isaac Price of Everton FC during the Sydney Super Cup match between Celtic and Everton at Accor Stadium on November 20, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Scott Gardiner/Getty Images)

Rodgers gave him a substitute appearance against Buckie Thistle earlier this year and the youngster scored but it wasn’t enough to get him into the team.

The player clearly sees himself going onto big things and is not wanting to hang about as opportunities are given to other first team players.

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