CELTIC’S teenage prospect Bosun Lawal is a wanted man, according to a report.

The versatile Republic of Ireland youth international who can play in central defence or midfield is being eyed by Brentford and Italian pair Pisa and Verona, according to the Daily Mail.

Lawal, 19, who was signed by from Watford in the summer last year, is on the verge of a breakthrough at the champions and was on the substitutes’ bench for the 1-0 win over Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Saturday.

ON THE BALL – AND IN DEMAND…Celtic’s 19-year-old prospect Bosun Lawal.

The powerfully-built youngster was included in the travelling squad for the Sydney Super Cup last month and was also involved in the winter training camp in Portugal.

He came on for Moritz Jenz for the second-half of the team’s warm-up game against Ligue 1 side Rennes with the Parkhead side trailing 4-3. The scoreline remained unchanged after 90 minutes.

Lawal’s impressive displays for the Parkhead B side have caught the attention of other clubs including the top-flight West London outfit who, of course, signed Kristoffer Ajer from the Hoops last summer.

The multi-talented kid kicked off his fledgling career at St Kevin’s Boys in Ireland, the same Dublin club whose former players include former Celtic manager Liam Brady and ex-backroom Bhoy Damien Duff, a couple of Republic of Ireland legends.

Lawal moved to England in 2019 when he joined the Vicarage Road club and was named the Hornets’ Academy Player of the Year before being snapped up by the champions.

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