Efe Ambrose is to maneuver to Hibernian until the tip of the season on an emergency mortgage deal from Celtic.
STV game understands the Nigerian defender can have a medical in Edinburgh on Monday night.
The deal is anticipated to final for ninety three days, the maximum allowed under the emergency loan machine.
Ambrose has simply returned to Celtic after a transfer to Blackburn Rovers collapsed.
He had been poised to maneuver to the English facet on the finish of the January switch window but concerns with his work allow prevented the move from being achieved.
Now Neil Lennon, Ambrose’s former manager at Celtic, is about so as to add the player to his squad as he goals to take Hibs to the Championship title and promoting to the top flight.
however he’ll in all probability depart Scotland in the summer when his contract expires in the summer at Celtic, and French Ligue 1 aspect Bastia are right now the favorite to land him on a free switch.
talking on Monday afternoon, Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers spoke about Ambrose in glowing phrases but admitted he had little probability of forcing his manner back into the primary team at Parkhead.
“i believe it used to be work allow issues with Efe,” Rodgers said. “It’s unlucky as a result of he was once taking a look forward to going and getting some recreation time.
“unfortunately it didn’t work out that approach so he’s back here and in training. It’s very troublesome. Efe’s one of the crucial nicest guys you’ll ever come throughout.
“I’ve now not identified so many gamers who, once they’re no longer enjoying or not even that includes, knock on my door so repeatedly and tell me how a lot they’re enjoying it.
“Telling me how much he’s enjoying the learning and the way so much he feels he’s getting better in training.”
Rodgers introduced: “You don’t typically get that at the present time however he’s one of the crucial nicest guys on the earth, which is why I at all times want the most effective for him and his household.
“If he’s now not going to be here at Celtic we want to put together him for the next possibility.”