VICTOR WANYAMA rates frozen-out Celt Efe Ambrose as one of the best defenders in the game.
The Spurs midfielder played alongside the Nigerian in his two years at the Hoops before moving to Southampton in a £12million deal in July 2013.
Brendan Rodgers axed Ambrose after costly blunders at the start of the season, including the shock 1-0 defeat against Lincoln Red Imps in the opening Champions League qualifier in Gibraltar.
It looked as though the utility player’s four-year Parkhead career was over on the last day of the August transfer window when he was lined up for a £300,000 move to Belgian outfit Standard Liege.
However, personal terms couldn’t be agreed and the deal was scuppered.
Ambrose, 28, who is out of contract at the end of the campaign, has yet to make a Premiership appearance under Rodgers.
However, Wanyama admitted he was still a fan of the 51-times capped international.
The Kenyan said: “I will say Efe Ambrose is not just a nice guy off the pitch, but a very solid man on the pitch, as well.
“He is one of the finest defenders I have played with in my career so far.”
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