Monday Feb 27, 2017. 19:29
Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has said Nigeria defender Efe Ambrose does not have a future at the perennial Scottish champions and he will be expected to therefore leave in the summer.
“He’s one of the nicest guys around, but his future will be elsewhere. It won’t be here at Celtic,” he announced.
This announcement comes just weeks after the UK Home office rejected the central defender’s loan switch to struggling English Championship side Blackburn Rovers because he has not played enough games for the Super Eagles in the last two years.
“It’s unfortunate he’s back here because he wanted to go on loan to get more playing time,” lamented Rodgers.
The 28-year-old Ambrose has not played for runaway league leaders Celtic this season after he featured in 21 matches in the league for them last season.
In his time at Celtic, he won four championships, two League Cup winners' medal and a Scottish Cup.
He joined the Scottish kings in the 2012/13 season from Israeli club Ashdod.