Watford's 2020/21 academy player of the season Bosun Lawal is set to complete a move to Celtic in the coming days.

The Republic of Ireland youth international was offered a new deal with the Hornets but has instead opted to move to the Scottish Premier League side.

After claiming his award at the end of last season, Lawal 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.”

However, a new deal was not agreed with Watford and a fee has been agreed with Ange Postecoglou's side, understood to be in the region of £150,000.

A medical has been arranged for the player, who is expected to complete the transfer before the end of the week.

Lawal, who plays in midfield, caught the eye of Watford captain Troy Deeney during last season, with the skipper comparing him to Abdoulaye Doucoure and saying he had a bright future ahead of him.

"I saw him against Newcastle, I thought he did well that day," said Deeney. "Three or four days later they played Sheffield United and I was there we stood there and watched him.

"You know what, he's got a little bit of [Abdoulaye] Doucoure about him. He can get past people effortlessly and keep striding, he has that big long stride. I thought he did really well.

"Three or four days after playing in the U23s, he played another 90 minutes and it was effortless to him.

"I think there's not many young players that catch your eye and you think 'he's going to have a career', but he certainly does that."