Efe Ambrose has recently said that he would be open to a return to Scottish football (Daily Record).
The former Celtic and Hibs man has said he would ‘never say never’ to a return to where he has had two spells as a player.
Ambrose has been without a club since leaving Derby County at the end of last season. His short spell with the Rams was a poor one, failing to feature for the first-team after a move from Hibs.
Now some fans of his former club are calling for their team to sign the Nigerian up.
Can’t get my head around people not wanting Hibs to sign Efe Ambrose. 🤔
— Ross Grieve 🏴🍋 (@caithnesshibee) September 12, 2019
Heckingbottom saying if ambrose wants to come back he has to play for nout, hibs should be doing everything possible to bring him back played with a cigar every week at us
— ryan kerr (@ryannkerr11) September 12, 2019
Wouldn’t mind this being our back four:
That would give me a little more comfort from what I have seen so far.
Bring efe home #Hibs
— Lee (@Lmc2105) September 12, 2019
Get him signed @pheckingbottom
— Lumbo (@slumsden89) September 12, 2019
@LeeannDempster pretty please 🇳🇬
— Stewart. (@itsclason) September 12, 2019
Can hibs just sign efe ambrose now please @Hibernianfc
— . (@TheLeithWay) September 12, 2019
Heckingbottom comments throw cold water on Hibs fans’ Ambrose hopes
When he left Hibs in January, the Nigerian was arguably the club’s best centre-half. Alongside Ryan Porteous, he formed a formidable partnership which was brilliant for Hibs.
Ambrose and Porteous conceded just one goal in four games together during a decent run leading up to Christmas.
Over his 86 appearances in Leith, Ambrose went from a bombscare best known for his erratic Celtic spell to a key member of the Hibees defence. Fans of the club love him and many would be delighted to have him back.
Paul Heckingbottom has pretty much ended this speculation. He told Hibs TV that the only way the Nigerian will return is if he plays for nothing.
Heckingbottom is essentially saying Hibs don’t have the budget for him. His defence has leaked 14 goals in four games though, so perhaps he’ll live to regret not snapping up Ambrose when he does move to another club.
Some Hibs fans certainly seem keen to have him back.