Efe Ambrose has played his final game Celtic and will leave in January, according to the Scottish Sun.

The 28-year-old has only made two appearances this season and has not been named in a matchday squad since July.

That fixture was the embarrassing Champions League qualifying defeat to amateur side Lincoln Red Imps of Gibraltar, meaning the defender will leave Celtic Park on a very sour note.

Ambrose, who can operate at right-back or in the heart of the defence, has notched up 169 appearances and scored five goals since arriving from Israeli outfit FC Ashdod in 2012.

Despite winning three league titles during his time in Scotland, though, the defender has often been the subject of criticism from fans for a string of below-par performances.

Those thoughts seem to be echoed by current Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers, who will hope to sell the Nigeria international as soon as possible.

Celtic had accepted a bid of £300,000 from Belgian side Standard Liege in the summer, only for the player to turn the move down in order to stay and fight for his place at the club.

Now, though, reports claim the defender is ‘stuck between the rock and the hard place of finding a new club’, almost certainly suggesting his time at the SPFL champions is coming to an end.

There is currently no news of any interested parties in Ambrose, although there were reports that the defender underwent a trial with Wolverhampton Wanderers last month.


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