Celtic are eyeing a move for Hapoel Be’er Sheva defender Hatem Abd Elhamed.

The Israeli stopper could be available for around £1.6million, according to Scottish Sun.

Abd Elhamed, 28, is a no-nonsense centre-half who is versatile when called upon.

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He can also star at right-back which would suit the Hoops who recently lost Mikael Lustig.

The player starred just 15 times for Be'er Sheva in two seasons having been signed on an initial five-year deal.

He counts Gent and Dinamo Bucharest among his former clubs.