Ashdod defender Juwon Oshaniwa keen on Celtic move

Juwon Oshaniwa in action for Nigeria at the 2014 World Cup. Picture: Getty
Juwon Oshaniwa in action for Nigeria at the 2014 World Cup. Picture: Getty
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NIGERIA left back Juwon Oshaniwa reckons Celtic have contacted his club Ashdod to ask about his availability.

Oshaniwa, 24, has appeared 11 times for his country, including all four matches at last year’s World Cup.

And the 24-year-old told BBC Scotland that it would be a ‘dream come true’ to play for Celtic, adding: “My club have told me that Celtic have contacted them about me and said they were interested in me.

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

Ambrose played at Ashdod before his transfer to Celtic, while Hoops striker Stefan Scepovic has also had a spell with the Dolphins.

Oshaniwa added: “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.

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

The defender has been offered a new deal at the Israeli outfit, but believes he needs to move on to develop his career.

He has previously been linked with Hull City and a number of other unnamed English clubs.

A representative for the player based in the UK is travelling to Israel to meet Ashdod’s management team, according to the BBC.