Hibs confirm Barker capture

By Steve Forbes
Last updated : 17 August 2017

Hibs have tonight confirmed their ninth signing of the summer transfer window.

The Hibees have landed exciting Manchester City youngster Brandon Barker on loan.

The left sided winger will stay in Leith for the 2017/18 Scottish Premiership season.

The 20-year-old signs despite Hibs announcing after the arrival of club legend Anthony Stokes that there would be no more arrivals at Easter Road this transfer window.

Speaking to the official club website, Barker said:

“It feels great and I can’t wait to get playing football again. It’s a great club and a great city to be in, so I’m really looking forward to it.

“The manager said that it is a good place for me to come and carry on learning my trade and that it is a great platform for me to come and show everyone what I can do.

“He believes in me, so hopefully I can make everyone else believe in me.”

Hibs boss Neil Lennon added:

“He is a player that I have admired for a long, long time. When I was manager at Bolton I went to see him on a couple of occasions and I was really impressed with him.

“I think he is a very good, talented young footballer. He’s been well-coached and spent time on loan at Rotherham and NAC Breda. He is a very exciting young player and one I am delighted to have here at the club.”

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