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French Media Claim Celtic Are Battling Nice For Manchester City’s Thierry Ambrose

French Media Claim Celtic Are Battling Nice For Manchester City’s Thierry Ambrose

Celtic are locked in a battle with Nice to sign Manchester City starlet Thierry Ambrose this summer, according to reports in the player’s native France.

The 21-year-old striker spent last season playing in the Eredivise on-loan at NAC Breda, where managed to bag an impressive 10 goals in 30 appearances in the Dutch top-flight.

But, with the likes of Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus leading the line at his parent club City, it now seems likely that Ambrose will spend at least one more season out on-loan trying to get more first-team experience, whilst leaving the Etihad permanently might be another option too.

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And, according to French publication Onze Mondial, Ambrose has been targeted by Brendan Rodgers’ side – as well as new Nice boss Patrick Vieira.

The former France and Arsenal skipper took charge at Nice last week, and knows Ambrose well from his time as a coach with City’s youth teams, which might suggest he has the upper-hand in negotiations.

But Celtic can always point to the lure of potential Champions League football, and the various young players they’ve helped develop under Rodgers over the last two seasons or so.

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