Medical passed – Celtic raid Watford for Ireland Under-21 international midfielder

Celtic will today complete a £150,000 signing of Ireland Under-21 international midfielder Bosun Lawal today from Watford after the player passed a medical yesterday according to the ‘Following the Floodlights’ podcast.

“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.

The Watford captain Troy Deeney has previously given an account of watching the Lawal play, via the club’s social media channels.

“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.”

Lawal was the Watford Academy of the Year last season and featured in their Under 23 squad. Speaking to Watford Observer the incoming Celt said: “I came here from Ireland and wanted to show what I can do, to show my talent and to win this award with the quality we have in the academy is a surreal moment.

“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.”

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