Nigerian defender Efe Ambrose has insisted he will not be rushed into deciding his future but admitted he would find it hard to turn down the chance to sign a permanent deal with Hibernian.
Ambrose proved a huge hit with the Hibernian fans since arriving on an emergency loan from Celtic, helping the club clinch the Championship title and promotion to the Scottish Premiership.
Ambrose is out of contract with Hibs but Neil Lennon wants the 28-year-old to stay with the Championship winners.
“Of course, I would consider staying with Hibs because the fans showed me love and I enjoy working with the manager who signed me for Celtic and then brought me to Hibs. So if it comes my way again then it will be hard to turn down," Ambrose told Edinburgh News.
Ambrose expressed delight for winning the title with Hibernian.
“It was quite emotional. I have been in this position before and I know what winning a trophy means to me and to the club.
“For some guys, it was their first time and they have been waiting for this occasion for two to three years. So you can understand why they were celebrating the way we did, although we have been celebrating for two or three weeks since we won the title.
“Saturday was a special day for the fans and the club – and for Edinburgh – to see Hibs back in the Premiership.
“Winning trophies is what everyone wants to be part of and it was great for me to be part of this winning team and celebrate with these young guys who are hungry for success.
“You could see it in their eyes. They could not wait for this day. So it was quite emotional to see everyone connected with the club so excited.
“Winning trophies is a plus but it is about the philosophy of this club and the objectives – that’s what motivates me, When I came to Hibs and I saw the boys and the structure of the team I was excited to be part of it.
“I will go back to Celtic to consider the rest of the season and from there you never know what is going to happen