Hibs closing on signing of Preston goalkeper Chris Maxwell

Last updated : 27 June 2019 By Steve Forbes

According to the Scottish Sun, Hibs are closing in on the signing of Preston goalkeeper Chris Maxwell.

The 28-year-old is expected to sign on loan until the end of the season, which would also be the end of his contract with Preston North End, leaving the door open for the Hibees to sign him on a permanent deal should he impress at Easter Road.

Hibs boss Paul Heckingbottom has been on the look-out for competition for the outstanding Ofir Marciano since both Adam Bogdan and Ross Laidlaw left the club over the summer, and it seems he has found his man.

Maxwell was linked with a move to Edinburgh earlier in the summer, but it had went quiet over the last few weeks as the club secured other targets.

The report claims a medical is happening in the next couple of days and he should be a Hibs player in the next 48 hours.

Maxwell has previously played for the likes of Fleetwood Town, Wrexham and Charlton Athletic.

Editor's Thoughts:

Another sound looking possible move from Hibs.

Marciano is the only keeper on the books with any experience and it's another part of the jigsaw falling in to place.

Maxwell has played over 350 games in his career, so it brings in solid back-up/competition to keep big Ofir on his toes.

Hibs have been ambitious and very busy in the transfer market so far, and with rumours of moves for Marc McNulty and Stephane Omeonga still in the pipeline it could turn in to the most memorable summer in a long time for the Hibs support.

The Hibees are looking strong after the additions of Scott Allan, Joe Newell, Adam Jackson, Christian Doidge and Tom James so far, and any further additions would just add to that.

Here's a question, Maxwell would be the third Welshman to sign for the club this summer, has that happened before?

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