Celtic have called up Rocco Vata and Bosun Lawal from the youth academy for the Sydney Super Cup.
The tour of Australia will give manager Ange Postecoglou the chance to run the rule over the pair and fans on Twitter are delighted that the two Irish youth internationals have been handed an opportunity to impress:
Both have deserved a chance ☘️👏
— JP B0dW1€k (@JPBodwick) November 11, 2022
extremely happy we're giving players from the academy a chance we love to see it hopefully they impress
— laura (@sapphicxswift) November 11, 2022
Scott Robertson too according to Ange. Those three must be buzzing.
— Frank Coyle (@FrankGCoyle) November 11, 2022
— IrishPropaganda🇮🇪⚽️ (@IrishPropaganda) November 11, 2022
Both are supposed to be really talented lads! Fingers crossed they impress! 🤞🏼🍀🍀
— Burger (@king_gamerburgs) November 11, 2022
Both bhoys earned it 👏👍🇮🇪
— bhoy doyle (@JimGrah88756958) November 11, 2022
Vata has been catching the eye of clubs south of the border. The likes of Arsenal and Manchester City have both been credited with an interest in the 17-year-old, while Italian teams (including Juventus, Roma and AC Milan) have also been keeping tabs on his progress.
Lawal, meanwhile, was snapped up from Watford’s youth academy back in July last year. He has already been capped by the Republic of Ireland at Under 21 level and he has been a regular for Celtic’s B team in the Lowland League. We shall see whether either player makes an impression Down Under.