Efe Ambrose: Hibernian complete two-year deal for defender
Hibernian have completed the signing of centre-back Efe Ambrose on a two-year deal after a successful spell on loan.
The Nigerian international, 28, helped the Edinburgh club clinch the Scottish Championship title after joining on a short-term deal from Celtic on 1 March.
He played 12 games at centre-back and right-back, scoring one goal.
Hibs required an endorsement from the Scottish Football Association and a visa prior to the permanent deal for Ambrose being ratified.
Chief executive Leeann Dempster said: "Efe is a player of real quality, and one who excited the fans when he arrived on a short-term deal.
"The club as a whole are delighted to be bringing in a player with his quality and experience.
"[Manager] Neil [Lennon] was really keen to get Efe over the line, and we're delighted to have been able to achieve that.
"Bringing in a player like Efe is a coup and the supporters played their part. We now have over 11,300 season ticket holders; this is the sort of backing that helps us to bring in players with his quality as we prepare for the season ahead."
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