Celtic eye January swoop for 21-year-old German defensive ace also chased by Leeds


Celtic interested in signing Stephan Ambrosius from Hamburger SV

According to BILD via Inside Futbol (h/t Burnley Express), Scottish champions Celtic have entered the race to sign Hamburger SV defender Stephan Ambrosius in January.

The 21-year-old Ambrosius started out at the academy of St. Pauli before switching to the Hamburger SV youth setup in 2012.

The young centre-half grew through the ranks before making his senior breakthrough in 2018. However, he had largely been involved in the reserve team since, going on to make 52 appearances.

Stephan Ambrosius is in the final year of his contract with Hamburger (Getty Images)

Ambrosius has enjoyed an extended run in the first-team for Hamburger in the ongoing campaign, featuring in six games for the club in the 2. Bundesliga. (h/t Transfermarkt)

The 21-year-old is set to be out of contract at the end of the season. And Celtic have been alerted to the possibility of signing him on a cut-price deal in the January transfer window or on a free transfer in the summer. (h/t Burnley Express)

However, the Hoops are not alone in their pursuit of the German U-21 international. Premier League side Leeds United are also looking at the possibility of signing Ambrosius. (h/t Burnley Express)

Celtic manager Neil Lennon (Getty Images)

Hamburger, though, are hoping to extend the young centre-back’s stay and have held discussions with him over the possibility of a new contract. They remain hopeful of tying him down to a new contract before the January transfer window opens. (h/t Leeds Live)

Also Read:

It will be interesting to see if Celtic do launch a move for the 21-year-old Ambrosius in January or wait until the summer to snap him up for no transfer fee. However, that could prove to be a risky move, with Leeds lurking as well.

Raghavendra Goudar

Mechanical Engineer, avid reader and a football fanatic.

Recent Posts

Why Football Fans Have So Many Gamblers

Football is one of the most popular sports in the world. Research studies show that…

3 days ago

Tottenham Hotspur and their current evaluation in England and Europe

Tottenham Hotspur is reportedly being associated with £486m in potential squad value.According to CIES Football…

1 week ago

Everton tracking Gabriel Barbosa – has Benitez identified the right player?

Gabriel Barbosa has caught the attention of Rafael Benitez Journalist Ekrem Konur (h/t Liverpool Echo)…

1 week ago

Reasons Why Football Fans Do Sport Betting

Sports betting is incredibly popular in many parts of the world. Betting on football and…

2 weeks ago

The Most Popular Soccer Leagues In Sports Betting

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the entire world. In fact, in…

2 weeks ago

Lionel Messi 2021 – Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements, Wife, Tattoos, Cars and more

Lionel Messi 2021 - Net Worth, Salary, Endorsements, Wife, Tattoos, Cars and more Lionel Messi…

3 weeks ago