Nigerian defender, Efe Ambrose has left Hibernian after invoking a release clause in his contract.
The 30 year old has been a mainstay in Neil Lennon’s backline since he joined Hibs from Celtic on loan in January 2017 before signing permanent deal at Hibs that summer.
Ambrose was offered an improved, three-year contract at the Easter Road club but chose to pursue other interesting offers that might come his way.
“He leaves with the best wishes of everyone at Hibernian,” said a Hibs statement.
“The 30-year-old centre-back has invoked a clause in his contract that allows him to leave Easter Road Stadium this month, having indicated a desire to pursue an opportunity elsewhere and, therefore, turn down an improved three-year contract to extend his stay in Edinburgh.
“A popular figure with players, staff and supporters alike, the club made every effort to keep Efe, but respect his decision and thank him for his contribution.”