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Rangers and Celtic should consider Efe Ambrose swoop

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,...

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers and Celtic must challenge to sign Efe Ambrose if he's available in January.

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.

Rangers and Celtic fans won't agree on much.

They won't agree on when Rangers were formed, or whether Celtic's Odsonne Edouard is better than Alfredo Morelos, or whether 10-in-a-row is realistic for the Hoops.

One thing they might agree on is that both of their respective clubs need a new centre-back and they might also be united in believing that Efe Ambrose - yes the player who Brendan Rodgers has already sold once before - might be a good addition in January.

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According to Edinburgh News, Ambrose, sold to Hibernian in 2017 after five years at Celtic, has a release clause in his contract which would allow him to leave next month.

 

Fans of the Parkhead club might mock the idea of having him back, considering there was a very good reason why he was punted in the first place, but the reality is that the Bhoys and Rangers might well benefit from having him now.

If Ambrose was the same player that Rodgers sold then would Cardiff City, who are in the Premier League, be interested? According to Edinburgh News, they are.

The 30-year-old has had a brilliant 18-month stint at Easter Road and he would improve the Gers and Celtic.

Rangers Manager, Steven Gerrard (L) and Celtic Manager, Brendan Rodgers speak prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League between Celtic and at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in...

Both Steven Gerrard and Rodgers have a lot of centre-halves, but reliable ones? A modern-day Ambrose is better than Marvin Compper, Jack Hendry, Kristoffer Ajer and Jozo Simunovic, while he probably also represents an upgrade on Joe Worrall, Nikola Katic and, long term, Gareth McAuley, who turned 39 this month.

Celtic's best two centre-halves - Dedryck Boyata and Filip Benkovic - aren't guaranteed to even be at Parkhead come February, albeit for different reasons.

Rodgers must consider this much-improved Ambrose and so should the Rangers boss.

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,...

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