CELTIC’S kid stopper Bosun Lawal is a wanted man as the race for a loan deal hots up.

English clubs are lining up a season-long temporary deal for the Hoops’ 20-year-old central defender.

The impressive four times-capped Republic of Ireland Under-21 star has already been linked with English League One sides Portsmouth and Bristol Rovers, as CQN reported yesterday.

Now Championship outfit Norwich City are eyeing up a swoop for Lawal who joined the Parkhead side from Watford two years ago, according to a report in The News.

ON THE BALL…Bosun Lawal shows the class that has attracted English attention.

The Carrow Road club made a move for the player at the same time as the champions, but the versatile prospect, who can also perform in midfield, opted for a move across the border.

Brendan Rodgers is likely to be open to a loan switch for the youngster to gain some much-needed game time in the new season.

He is still awaiting his Hoops first-team debut and has had to be patient with Cameron Carter-Vickers and Carl Starfelt, Ange Postecoglou’s preferred central defensive pairing over the past two seasons.

And with the treble winners edging closer to signing Legia Warsaw centre-half Maik Nawrocki, the Irish-born Lawal, who is under contract until June 2024, may opt for a move to advance his career.

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