Freed Hibs striker O'Connor set to sign for Tom Tomsk

Last updated : 03 July 2012 By Steve Forbes

Freed Hibs striker Garry O'Connor is said to be close to finalising a move to Russian side Tom Tomsk.

O'Connor, 29, left the Hibees at the end of the season, after finishing as the club's top goalscorer on 16 goals.

The Scotland international is said to close to agreeing a £10,000 a week deal to sign for the relegated Siberian based club.

Tomsk finished in 15th position in the Russian Premier League last season, and their manager Sergei Perednya thinks O'Connor, due to his previous spell in Russia with Lokomotiv Moscow, is the ideal striker to shoot the club back to the top flight.

A lucrative 3-year-deal is said to be on the table for the former Birmingham City and Barnsley man, but it all hinges on his current court troubles.

O'Connor was recently found NOT GUILTY to a £96,000 insurance fraud charge after crashing his Ferrari, but days later was found GUILTY of possesion of cocaine in George Street in Edinburgh, with the judge handing him a 200 hour community service order.

The striker is currently challenging this charge through the courts, so he can secure his move back to Russia.

Should the move to Tomsk fall through he also has options in China & Germany.