Bayer Leverkusen are poised to swoop for Celtic defender Efe Ambrose — and could even strike a deal before the Nigerian international f...
Bayer Leverkusen are poised to swoop for Celtic defender Efe Ambrose — and could even strike a deal before the Nigerian international finally joins up with his team’s pre-season tour of Slovenia and Austria.
Parkhead boss Brendan Rodgers, who declared after last night’s 1-0 friendly win over Sturm Graz that he wants to give all of his player ‘sore brains’ as they adapt to his new style of play, has yet to see Ambrose in action after ‘visa issues’ left him stuck back in Glasgow.
The defender, valued at £1.5million by the Scottish champions, has already been denied permission by Rodgers to play in the Olympics and, if he leaves for the Bundesliga, it will give the new manager a potential shortage at the back heading into their second-round Champions League qualifier.
Ambrose’s exit would certainly cause a short-term problem for Rodgers, although he is actively pursuing a number of new defenders, with ex-Liverpool stalwart Kolo Toure and Reading’s Welsh international Chris Gunter among those linked over the weekend.