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Celtic Interested In Signing Ghanaian Jonathan Mensah

Celtic Interested In Signing Ghanaian Jonathan Mensah

Scottish club Celtic are interested in the services of dynamic Ghanaian defender Jonathan Mensah from French Ligue 1 club Evian Thonon Gaillard.

The Ghana international is considered a worthy replacement for the outgoing Belgian Jason Denayer, who will be leaving the club at the end of the season, returning to Manchester City after his spell at the Glasgow club.

Twenty-four-year-old Mensah has been a top performer for his French side, and his displays at the back for his club have attracted plaudits from Celtic, who are reportedly considering a move for the former Udinese and Granada player, according to The Scotsman.

The defender was an important part of the Black Stars back-line during Ghana’s games at the 2014 World Cup and the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON), ending the Nations Cup as a runner up in February this year.

Mensah has represented his country on 27 occasions, scoring a goal for the national team. He was also part of the successful Under-20 World Cup winning Ghana squad in 2009, before graduating to the senior side.

Born in Accra, the defender has the experience of playing in South Africa, Italy, Spain and France, and would likely find the transition to Scottish football fields in his stride, as he has performed well at most of the clubs he has played for in his career thus far.