Hibernian confirm two-year deal for defender Efe Ambrose
The Nigerian's Celtic contract came to an end at the end of the 2016/17 season.
Efe Ambrose has put pen to paper on a two-year contract with Hibernian after coming to the end of his Celtic contract.
The Nigerian defender is Neil Lennon's third signing of the summer as the club prepare for their return to the Premiership.
Ambrose spent the second half of the 2016/17 season on loan from Celtic, helping Hibs lift the Championship trophy, and has agreed to make the move permanent after ending his five-year spell in Glasgow.
The 28-year old defender follows St Johnstone midfielder Danny Swanson and Dundee United forward Simon Murray in committing to Hibs ahead of the new campaign.
It was Lennon who brought Ambrose to Scottish football when he signed him for Celtic in 2012.
The Nigeria international, who has 51 caps for his country, won four league titles, a Scottish Cup and a League Cup in his time at Celtic Park.
Hibs chief executive Leeann Dempster told the official website: "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.
"Neil 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."