Report: Jonathan Afolabi set to sign for Celtic

Jonathan Afolabi (C) shoots for Southampton FC however the ball finds the far post during the U23s PL2 match between Southampton FC and Fulham FC pictured at Staplewood Complex on February...

Celtic are reportedly set to sign striker Jonathan Afolabi.

Jonathan Afolabi (C) shoots for Southampton FC however the ball finds the far post during the U23s PL2 match between Southampton FC and Fulham FC pictured at Staplewood Complex on February...

According to The Herald, Celtic are set to complete the signing of striker Jonathan Afolabi, who was most recently with Southampton.

The Bhoys are in the market for first-team reinforcements this summer, but have also been looking to the future with some talented young signings.

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Bolton midfielder Luca Connell and Tottenham goalkeeper Tobi Oluwayemi joined the club earlier this summer, whilst Rosenborg defender Leo Hjelde recently arrived too.

 

Now, it's claimed that Celtic are nearing a deal for ex-Southampton attacker Afolabi, who left the Saints this summer after his contract expired.

It's claimed that Lokomotiv Moscow and Real Valladolid have both been beaten to Afolabi, with English clubs also pipped to the youngster's signature.

Afolabi, 19, has featured alongside Connell in the Ireland Under-19 setup, but can still choose to represent Nigeria down the line.

Jonathan Afolabi scores (left) for Southampton FC, working his way round Manchester United's Di'shon Bernard (middle) during the PL2 match between Manchester United and Southampton FC...

He played 14 times for Southampton in Premier League 2 lat season, notching four goals and two assists, and even played two EFL Trophy games.

Afolabi will now hope to settle in at Celtic, and whilst he's one for the future, he appears to be an exciting addition for the Bhoys.

YEREVAN , ARMENIA - 21 July 2019; Jonathan Afolabi of Republic of Ireland during the 2019 UEFA U19 European Championship Finals group B match between Republic of Ireland and Czech Republic...

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