World Cup star keen on Celtic move

Nigerian World Cup star Juwon Oshaniwa says that Celtic have contacted Ashdod about his availability and that he would love to play for the Hoops.

The 24-year-old has featured 11 times for his country, including all four of their games in their Brazilian adventure.

His performances from both club and country are thought to have attracted Celtic, with manager Ronny Deila having previously claimed that he’s keen to strengthen his squad this month.

Currently playing in Israel, Oshaniwa says that he would relish the chance to switch to Glasgow, and that the interest from Celtic Park is genuine:

“My club have told me that Celtic have contacted them about me and said they were interested in me.” He is quoted by The Scotsman.

“I would love to play at Celtic. I have heard great things about the club and know how big they are.

“I have played on the biggest stage in the world at the World Cup and it’s time for me to move on. Football is a game of movement and it is time for me to move to a big club.”

Oshaniwa also revealed that playing in the Champions League and partnering international team-mate Efe Ambrose would appeal to him:

“I would love to play with them in the Champions League.

“I would be so glad to meet up with my international team-mate Efe Ambrose.”

Ashdod are understood to have offered their man a new deal, but the player himself is keen to test himself at a higher level.