Report: Maccabi Tel Aviv planning £1.5 million offer for Celtic striker Stefan Scepovic

Celtic striker Scepovic is wanted by Maccabi Tel Aviv of Israel.

According to the Daily Record, Celtic striker Scepovic is set to become the subject of a £1.5 million offer from Israeli giants Maccabi Tel Aviv.

The Israeli champions, who are on the verge of qualifying for the Champions League group stages after a 2-2 draw with Basle in the qualifying rounds, are backed by a rich Canadian owner with plans to build a competitive side.

They are managed by Slavisa Jokanovic, the Serbian boss who led Watford to promotion to the Premier League last season, and he wants to bring his countryman to Israel having seen him fall out of favour at Celtic.

Scepovic struggled for gamete last term, and with the arrival of Nadir Ciftci in the summer, the 25-year-old has fallen further down the pecking order.

The eight-capped international has played just once for the Bhoys this term, featuring for 71 minutes in the opening game of the campaign against Ross County.

If he is to leave Parkhead before the close of the transfer window, Scepovic will depart having scored just five goals in 26 games for Celtic.

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