Celtic have joined Premier League side Leeds United in their pursuit to sign Hamburg defender Stephan Ambrosius in January, according to reports.
Ambrosius on Parkhead radar
The 21-year-old plays in the second tier of German football and recently received a call up to the Germany U21 squad (TransferMarkt).
During the current campaign, Ambrosius has featured in six full Bundesliga 2 encounters and has piqued the interest of the Elland Road outfit since last month.
His head coach, Daniel Thioune, heaped huge praise on the German centre-back by describing him as a “mentality player” who has “got what it takes” to be at the pinnacle of the game (cited by Football Ghana).
According to the German outlet Bild (cited by Inside Futbol), Neil Lennon’s side are tracking Ambrosius ahead of a possible move during the January transfer window.
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With the German’s contract due to expire at the end of the current campaign, it shows once again how much Celtic’s chief executive Peter Lawwell loves a bargain.
Due to the fact that the Bhoys have been defending poorly this season and the fact that they are already playing catchup to arch-rivals Rangers, this is a deal that could make sense.
Having played in a defensive midfield role previously, Ambrosius could give Lennon an element of added versatility in the defensive areas of his team.
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