Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Don't Bother About Ambrose, Celtics Tell European Clubs

Following his good runs at the Africa Cup of Nations, top European clubs are eying Eagles defender Ambrose Efe, but his Scottish club Celtic said they are unlikely to let the maturing player leave.

Liverpool is one of the clubs interested in Efe Ambrose and he has admitted that it would be an interesting move. But his coach Neil Lennon said they have no intention of losing the player in the summer.

"Efe has been brilliant for us and there's been a lot of interest in him. There is definite interest from top teams, not just in England but on the continent as well. There's been nothing concrete so far, but I've been made aware of it, put it that way. I don't think we will lose him in the summer, as he's just in the door and there's more he can add to his game. But he's got a few admirers out there with his performances last season," he said.

Ambrose shook off the misfortune of earning a red card in his first AFCON game and contributed to the Eagles' success at South Africa 2013. He said playing in England was his dream, but that will have to wait.

"I am happy to be linked with a club like Liverpool. My dream is to play across the border. The English league is the best but I am happy at Celtic. I love the fans here and we were unlucky against Juventus," he said.

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