Celtic preparing offer to sign Netherlands defender Jeffrey Bruma

21 Aug

Celtic are preparing an offer for Wolfsburg defender Jeffrey Bruma, according to reports.

Brendan Rodgers, the Celtic manager, is on the lookout for a new centre-back amid the ongoing Dedryck Boyata saga, with it looking increasingly likely the Belgium international will leave the club before the end of the month.

Bruma has no future at Wolfsburg

And, according to BILD, 26-year-old Bruma has emerged as a target of Rodgers’ with Wolfsburg prepared to sell the Netherlands international.

Bruma work with Rodgers while progressing through Chelsea’s academy system, and he is a two-time winner of the Dutch Eredivisie.

Capped by the Netherlands for the first time in 2010, he’s gone on to make 25 appearances for his country, and he signed for German side Wolfsburg in 2016.

However, he has been dropped from the first-team squad by Bruno Labbadia, the Wolfsburg manager, and is currently listed for sale.

According to the report, Celtic are ready to take advantage of this, with the Hoops said to be preparing an offer for Bruma worth around £7million (€7.8m).

Bruma worked under Rodgers while coming through the Chelsea academy

A bid of this value will reportedly be of interest to Wolfsburg, who would consider accepting.