Efe Ambrose is by no way a happy man after a proposed move to German Bundesliga side Schalke 04 broke down due to issues beyond his control, Owngoalnigeria.com can exclusively reveal.
Ambrose turned down a move to Standard Liege of Belgium after Celtic agreed a deal worth £300,000 for his transfer, but the Nigerian would have ended up at Schalke 04 were it not for a disagreement over the terms of his transfer.
Celtic reportedly gave Ambrose verbal assurance that he can leave for free if he finds a team, but later had a change of mind when they found out he was close to agreeing a deal with the German giants.
The Scottish side reportedly asked the Germans to pay a transfer fee for the 27 year old, which infuriated Schalke 04 and made them pull the plug on the deal, which left the Nigerian devastated.
Standard Liege were Celtic preferred option for the Nigerian as they would be able to recoup some of their investment on the defender, but Ambrose wasn’t interested and made it clear he would rather stay at Celtic than move to the Belgian side.
He will now stay and fight for his place at the Scottish side despite making only two appearances since Brendan Rodgers took charge of the team. The Nigerian will be hot in demand when he becomes a free player in 12 months time, as his experience puts him in the bracket of players teams will view as bargain buy next summer.