Scottish Premier League side, Hibernian FC have confirmed the exit of Super Eagles defender Efe Ambrose from the club, reports Completesports.com.
Ambrose, according to a statement on the club’s official website, triggered a clause in his contract that allows him to leave Easter Road Stadium this month.
It was also revealed that the 30-year-old centre-back turned down an improved three-year contract to extend his stay at the club.
“The 30-year-old centre-back has invoked a clause in his contract that allows him to leave Easter Road Stadium this month, having indicated a desire to pursue an opportunity elsewhere and, therefore, turn down an improved three-year contract to extend his stay in Edinburgh,” the statement on Hibernian’s official website reads.
“A popular figure with players, staff and supporters alike, the club made every effort to keep Efe but respect his decision and thank him for his contribution. He leaves with the best wishes of everyone at Hibernian.”
Ambrose joined Hibernian on loan from Celtic in February 2017 while the club pushed for promotion from the Championship before he signed a two-year deal.
The Nigerian played 68 times for Hibs and also appeared 113 times for Celtic during a five-year spell at Parkhead where he won four Scottish Premiership titles.
He has been tipped for a likely move to English Premier League side, Cardiff City of Wales.