BY DARREN JOHNSTONE – Capital City Press
Hibs have completed the signing for Scotland Under-21 captain John McGinn on a four-year deal after the Easter Road side agreed a six-figure development fee with St Mirren.
The highly-rated midfielder, who had been attracting interest from MLS side Houston Dynamo and Dundee United, becomes head coach Alan Stubbs’ seventh summer signing.
Speaking to hibernianfc.co.uk, McGinn said: “There were other options available, but once I weighed it all up I quickly realised that Hibs was the right move for me at this stage in my career.
“The manager is really ambitious and I wanted to be part of his plans to move Hibs forward and get the club back into the Premiership.
“I’m still a young player and I believe Alan Stubbs will help me to develop into becoming a better player.
“I’m looking forward to helping the team win games and to show the club’s supporters what I’m capable of.”
Head Coach Stubbs is thrilled to add McGinn to his squad for the upcoming Ladbrokes Championship promotion push.
Stubbs, who insists McGinn is not a replacement for Rangers-target Scott Allan, said: “We’re delighted that John has signed for the club – his arrival symbolises our ambitions for the future.
“He is an extremely talented young player with huge potential and I’m looking forward to seeing John continue his development here at Hibernian.
“John had other options, so we’re really pleased that he has chosen Hibernian and the aim is for him to achieve his career goals at our club.”