Celtic have confirmed the signing of Republic of Ireland under-19 international Jonathan Afolabi.

Afolabi (19), who starred up front in Ireland's run to the semi-finals in the recent U19 Euros, was a free agent after being released by previous club Southampton earlier this summer.

The Tallaght native can play as a striker or on the wing.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon told The Scotsman: "He's here. He’s a young lad from Southampton, we’ve signed him on a free transfer and he’s one for development.

"He’s on the cusp, so he’ll come in and train with us and we’ll get a good look at him in a couple of weeks.

"Then we’ll decide what we want to with in terms of where his progression is.

"He had a great tournament in the Euros. He’s raw, but we feel he has good potential."