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Hibernian Signs Former Celtic Defender Efe Ambrose on a Two Year Deal.

Hibernian has completed the signing of Nigerian center back Efe Ambrose on a two-year permanent deal after he impressed on loan. The 28-year-old joined Hibs from Celtics on a loan deal until the end of the season after a deadline day move to Blackburn fell through.

Ambrose took on the new challenge gracefully after helping the Edinburgh club clinch the Scottish Championship title in his 12 appearances. He joins on a free transfer following the expiration of his contract and the club’s Chief Executive Leeann Dempster, couldn’t be happier.

“Efe is a player of real quality and one who excited the fans when he arrived on a short-term deal.

“The club as a whole are delighted to be bringing in a player with his quality and experience,”  Dempster added.

“[Manager] Neil [Lennon] was really keen to get Efe over the line, and we’re delighted to have been able to achieve that.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]”Bringing in a player like Efe is a coup and the supporters played their part. We now have over 11,300 season ticket holders; this is the sort of backing that helps us to bring in players with his quality as we prepare for the season ahead.”[/perfectpullquote]

The news that Ambrose had signed for the Easter Road side was revealed last week, but the deal still required an endorsement from the Scottish Football Association and a visa prior to it being completely ratified.

Ambrose becomes Hibs’ third signing of the summer as they start a recruitment campaign to strengthen their squad. The have already secured the services of Simon Murray and Danny Swanson and hope the premiership.



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