Celtic striker Tony Watt joins Lierse SK on loan

Celtic striker Tony Watt

Celtic striker Tony Watt has joined Belgian club Lierse SK on a season-long loan.

The 19-year-old is best known for scoring in last season's 2-1 win over Barcelona in the Champions League.

Celtic sold last season's top-scorer Gary Hooper to Norwich but manager Neil Lennon has since added forwards Amido Balde and Teemu Pukki to his squad.

"It happened very fast," Watt told the Lierse website.external-link "It's a good opportunity for me."

Lierse sit 11th in the 16-team Jupiler Pro League following Saturday's 0-0 draw with Mechelen.

"I thought I'd give it a try and the negotiations went smoothly," added the Scotland Under-21 international.

"Hopefully, I can do well and score some goals."

Watt has scored eight goals in 34 appearances for Celtic, the majority of those coming from the substitute's bench.

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