Neil Lennon comments should invite Leeds United to bid for Efe Ambrose

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to kick off in the Sky Bet Championship League match between Leeds United and Bolton Wanderers, at Elland Road Stadium on March 5, 2016 in Leeds,...

Leeds United should keep tabs on Hibernian defender Efe Ambrose.

Efe Ambrose of Hibernian in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Earlier this month, Hibernian manager Neil Lennon admitted to Deadline News Agency that the club could get offers for Efe Ambrose in the January transfer window.

Ambrose, who can operate as a central defender or as a right-back, has established himself as a key player for Hibernian and is playing well at the moment.

The Nigeria international is a former Celtic defender, and his knowledge of Scottish football is benefiting Hibs.

Moussa Dembele and Efe Ambrose of Celtic in discussion during a Celtic training session on the eve of their UEFA Champions League Group C match against Borussia Moenchengladbach at...

Deadline News Agency quoted Lennon as saying about Ambrose earlier this month: “It wouldn’t surprise me if there is interest in Efe. If he keeps playing the way he has been his stock will rise.”

“How long we can keep him for in this form, I don’t know,” added Lennon.

During his time at Celtic, Ambrose made some high-profile errors, but that should not deter Leeds United from making a move for the Nigerian defender in the January transfer window.

True, Ambrose signed a permanent contract with Hibs only in the summer of 2017 after spending the second half of last season on loan at Easter Road from Celtic, but in football anything is possible.

Lionel Messi (L) of Barcelona and Efe Ambrose (R) of Celtic during the International Champions Cup series match between Barcelona and Celtic at Aviva Stadium on July 30, 2016 in Dublin,...

Leeds should at least keep tabs on Ambrose and see how he does between now and the start of the January transfer window.

The Championship club could do with an experienced and versatile defender, and making an offer for the 29-year-old would not be a bad idea.

After all, what’s the worse that could happen? Hibernian would reject it, but that is all part of the process of making signings.

Ambrose is a serial winner; he won the Nigerian Premier League with Bayelsa in 2009, the Scottish league title with Celtic four times and the Scottish Championship with Hibernian in 2017.

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