Celtic have finalised the signing of former Watford midfielder Bosun Lawal, according to Football Insider.
The Lowdown: Lawal profiled
Lawal is 18 years of age and is an Irish midfielder. His contract at Vicarage Road expired last month, but the Hoops will have to pay compensation for the available teenager.
He was named Watford’s 2020/21 academy player of the season but never managed to break into the Hornets’ first-team squad.
Celtic have already signed youngsters Liam Shaw, Osaze Urhoghide and Joey Dawson this summer, and it seems as if Lawal will be their fourth addition of the window.
The Latest: Source shares development on midfielder
According to Football Insider, who were informed by a Celtic source, the Hoops have had a six-figure compensation bid accepted for Lawal.
He passed a medical and signed a contract on Tuesday, with Football Insider claiming a deal is now completed and ready to be announced.
The Verdict: Time for senior additions…
It’s good to see that Celtic are bringing some young talents to Parkhead, as that was one of their transfer strategies way back in the New Year.
However, the Hoops now need senior additions fairly quickly, with the new season around the corner.
Ange Postecoglou is prioritising a right-back, centre-back and a winger as areas to strengthen, but it doesn’t look like he’ll get any senior additions in before the club’s Champions League qualifier, as the deadline to be registered is on Thursday.
If the new manager cannot secure qualification due to the club’s inactivity in the market, it would be a worrying sign that nothing has changed at the club despite some different personnel at the top.
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