Report: Four Championship clubs keen on Efe Ambrose, including Nottingham Forest and Sheffield Wednesday

Martin O'Neill, Manager of Nottingham Forest during the Sky Bet Championship match at City Ground on January 26, 2019 in Nottingham, England.

Four Championship clubs, Forest, Wednesday, Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic, are being linked with ex-Hibernian defender 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.

Nottingham Forest are one of four Championship clubs keen to sign the free agent centre-back Efe Ambrose, according to the Daily Record (live blog, 10.54am).

The Nigerian international finds himself without a club after invoking a clause in his contract that allowed him to leave Hibernian earlier in the January transfer window.

And it is understood that a number of sides from below the border are keen to offer Ambrose a fresh start.

 

It is no secret that Nottingham Forest are keen on a new centre-back despite landing Leicester City’s Yohan Benalouane recently and the former Celtic player is the latest name to have emerged on their radar on a busy deadline-day.

The Daily Record claims that Sheffield Wednesday are also interested in Ambrose. He was a big hit at Hibs, helping the Edinburgh side earn promotion from the Scottish Championship and establish themselves in the top flight.

16th December 2018, Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Hibernian versus Celtic; Odsonne Edouard of Celtic goes down under the challenge from Efe Ambrose of...

Cash-strapped Bolton Wanderers and relegation threatened Wigan Athletic are interested too in a defender who could be a fine addition on the cheap.

30-year-old Ambrose has won 51 caps for his country and lifted the Scottish Premiership trophy four times with Celtic.

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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