Bayer Leverkusen preparing shock bid for Celtic defender

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Celtic fans are in universal disbelief today as the rumours that Bayer Leverkusen could be set to tempt Efe Ambrose away from the Glaswegians appear to have gathered pace.

The Daily Record have claimed that the German outfit would be willing to pay as much as £1.5 million to gain the services of a defender which many Celtic fans have nicknamed ‘bomb scare’.

The centre-back signed for the Scottish champions in 2012 from FC Ashdod and has been a constant source of frustration with a number of high-profile clangers and mistakes.


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Despite occasionally looking relatively assured on the ball, Efe’s customary errors cost Celtic a chance of the domestic treble last year. They also led to an early exit from Europe as he gifted Fenerbahce a route back into a Europa league tie which Celtic had been dominating.

Despite the majority of Celtic fans glee at the possible departure, questions may be asked of the Bayer scouts who are willing to part with a seven-figure sum for the Nigerian international.

Despite his failings, Celtic will be sad to see the back of his trademark back flip which he displayed after his goal - all five of them. He even treated fans to the flip after the title-clinching game against Hearts last season, this prompted cheers of delight from the Parkhead faithful.

The funds could free up space for Brendan Rodgers to bring in his own defensive targets.

He’s rumoured to be interested in Euro 2016 stars Shane Duffy and Chris Gunter whilst also being keen to bring his former Liverpool colleague Kolo Toure to the Hoops. It's shaping up to be an exciting transfer window ahead of the 2016/2017 Scottish Premier League.

Here is how Celtic fans have reacted on Twitter:

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