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Celtic defender Efe Ambrose's agent talks up move away from the club

The agent of Celtic defender Efe Ambrose has responded to speculation linking him to QPR and Leicester City.

Virgil van Dijk is not the only Celtic defender to be linked with an exit this January.

Reports emerged this week Leicester City and QPR are both considering a move for Nigerian international Efe Ambrose.

The centre-back's agent spoke to newspaper the Nigerian Sun, admitting a switch could interest the 26-year-old.

Murat Lokurlu is quoted: "For sure (Leicester City and Queens Park Rangers are interested), but there are other options. I can not comment further. It (EPL) is good for him."

Ambrose has been in and out of the side this season with Manchester City loanee Jason Denayer impressing since signing.

When he has played he has been inconsistent, and seen as the weak link compared to fellow defender Virgil van Dijk.

If Celtic could bring in an experienced replacement then getting a decent fee for Ambrose could be a welcome development, yet this is easier said than done mid-season.

With Van Dijk earning considerable interest from Premier League sides, Celtic cannot afford to allow both to leave, yet permitting one to go is likely to upset the other.

If manager Ronny Deila is serious about the club winning trophies this season, they need to keep the side together during the campaign, despite Ambrose's flaws - and must ensure players are focused on the job at hand rather than furthering their careers elsewhere.

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