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Leeds United contact Hamburg over centre-back Stephan Ambrosius

The 21-year-old has made two appearances in the German second tier so far this season.

Hamburger SV v Fortuna Düsseldorf - Second Bundesliga
Hamburg’s Stephan Ambrosius in 2. Bundesliga action against Fortuna Dusseldorf at Volksparkstadion on September 18, 2020.
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Leeds United have made contact with 2. Bundesliga outfit Hamburger SV regarding the availability of young central defender Stephan Ambrosius according to a report.

Norwegian journalist Jonas Giaever says that the player has attracted plenty of attention recently, with Marcelo Bielsa’s side seemingly among the interested parties.

The 21-year-old has been a more regular feature for Hamburg’s reserve side in recent seasons, wracking up 32 Regionalliga Nord appearances between 2018 and 2020.

Standing at 6ft, Ambrosius has primarily featured as a centre-back, but has also filled in at full-back and central-defensive midfield occasionally.

With a year left on his deal, the Hamburg defender could become yet another promising addition to Mark Jackson’s U23s side, which has looked a bit short at centre-back and recently lost Bryce Hosannah to a Bradford City loan move.

Ambrosius is eligible to play for both Germany and Ghana, with his future at international level yet to be decided.

Hamburger SV v Hertha BSC - Pre-Season Friendly
Ambrosius battles for possession with Matheus Cunha of Hertha Berlin during a pre-season friendly on September 5, 2020.
Photo by Mario Hommes/DeFodi Images via Getty Images

Ghana FA have recently made a move to lure the Germany-born player to represent their nation.

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