Nigerian international, Efe Ambrose, wants a summer transfer move to Fernabahce FC. Ambrose has asked Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers to allow him to move the club, according to reports.
Former Liverpool coach, Brendan Rodgers has only just joined but told Ambrose that until a new defender joins the club, he would be forced to keep the player as one of his options.
Ambrose wants Celtic to let him go because Fenerbahce will play in the Champions League next season. The Super Eagles defender asked Celtic to release him from his contract so he can move.
The 27 year old has 12 months left on his contract at the Parkhead but it is understood that new Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers has told the defender he is not part of his plans. The latest StanJames betting odds suggest that the bookies expect him to be moving on very soon.
With the former Liverpool boss given £15m to spend on new players to enable the side to qualify for the Champions League group stages, Rodgers is looking to sign one or more of Martin Skrtel, Dejan Lovren and Kolo Toure, who are set to depart Anfield this summer. Thirty one year old Skrtel is believed to have informed Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp of his plans to move on having seen his playing time diminish.
According to LIGABlat, Ambrose, knows the arrival of a new defender would limit his playing time hence the desire to move to Fenerbahce in the summer. Celtic want €3m for the player but the Yellow Canaries are not ready to pay more than €2m for Ambrose. LIGABlat claims the defender, who represented Nigeria at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, has appealed to his club to accept €2m from Fenerbahce, who will be playing in the Champions League next season. The 27-year-old versatile Ambrose who joined Celtic from Israeli Premier League club Ashdod in 2012 has helped Celtic to a fifth successive league title.