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. "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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