Celtic-linked Mohammed Abu Fani attracts interest from German Bundesliga
Celtic-linked midfielder Mohammed Abu Fani is attracting interest from several German Bundesliga sides, according to reports in his native country.
The Israeli internationalist is expected to leave his current club Maccabi Haifa this summer and has attracted interest from across Europe.
Celtic are just one of the clubs monitoring the 24-year-old’s current situation, with reports from Israel and Scotland citing interest from Hoops.
With Ange Postecoglou looking for a new defensive midfielder, links with Abu Fani certainly seemed logical.
But, the Hoops may have been pushed back and moved on to other targets after it was revealed Maccabi Haifa expect to keep the midfielder for their Champions League qualifier next month.
Interest from the German Bundesliga appears to have gone up a notch, with reports suggesting the likes of Eintracht Frankfurt and Werder Breman are interested in the 14-cap internationalist.
However, according to Israeli outlet Sport 5, Union Berlin are currently the strongest candidate for the midfielder this summer.
The report says the side who finished 5th in the Bundesliga last season see Abu Fani as a top contender as they target a new option in the middle of the park.
Berlin were impressed with Abu Fani after his performances in the UEFA Conference League matches between the two sides’ last campaign and also in an international friendly against Germany.
The new midfielder is a priority for Postecoglou, but Abu Fani doesn’t seem like an option anymore.
As the Celtic manager continues to build his squad for next season, a new midfielder is definitely high on the 56-year-old’s transfer list.
Despite the potential interest in Abu Fani, it doesn’t look like the Israeli internationalist will be the man to fill that slot for Ange Postecoglou.
Especially considering Haifa expects to keep him until the end of July, the same week as Celtic’s Scottish Premiership campaign kicks off.
The Maccabi Haifa man is almost certain to move elsewhere in Europe this summer, and the strongest interest is coming from Germany.
The search for our new midfielder continues.
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