Hibs closing on signing Rangers winger Glenn Middleton on loan

Last updated : 03 August 2019 By Steve Forbes

Hibs boss Paul Heckingbottom has revealed that he is closing in on the signing of Rangers winger Glenn Middleton.

The deal would be a loan deal, probably season long, as the Hibees look for a replacement for the injured Martin Boyle.

Middleton was at Easter Road today to watch Hibs open their season with a 1-0 win over St Mirren at Easter Road as a deal nears.

The 19-year-old started his career with Norwich City, before moving to Ibrox and has represented Scotland at all age groups from U16 level and up.

Heck said:

"He is someone we've spoken to Rangers about and we'd be keen to do something.

"Rangers would, and Glenn, so hopefully we can get something done.

"It would be a loan, he is someone who Rangers value highly and if we can get him, we'll do our bit in terms of pushing him and trying to develop him and he'd do his bit for us with his ability and qualities he can bring."

Editor's View:

"Middleton is a good prospect and would be a good singing, but it will probably be a controversial signing.

"There is no love lost between both club's supports, Rangers fans won't want to help out a rival, and Hibs fans won't want the club helping bring on a player for a rival.

A quick look at twitter and messageboards seems to back it up.

"Middleton would add much needed pace and width to the side after losing Martin Boyle to injury.

"It looks like the exciting youngster is heading to Easter Road."

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