Hibs defender Paul Hanlon signs new four-year-deal

Hibs have officialy revealed today that defender Paul Hanlon has signed a new deal with the club.

The 28-year-old has signed a new 4-year-deal at Easter Road, which will see his contract run until 2022.

Hanlon, who is in his testimonial year with the club, having made his debut against Inverness in the Scottish Cup in 2008, speaking to the club website, said:

“I am delighted to have extended my stay at the club.

“Everyone knows I grew up a Hibs fan – playing for your boyhood heroes is what every kid dreams about and I am very happy that I’ll get to do that for another few years.

“The club is in a great position at the moment – we’ve had a strong first season back in the Premiership and things are looking good on and off the park.

"I'm really enjoying my football at the moment and hopefully we can continue to progress in the coming years.”

Hibs boss Neil Lennon added:

“We are very pleased that Paul has extended his contract.

“Paul has been very consistent this season, he’s played so well and hardly put a foot wrong.

“He’s a modern centre-half – comfortable on the ball, quick and can step forward with the ball at his feet.

“He’s had a couple of good assists recently against Hearts and Hamilton so has that in the locker, but first and foremost he can defend.

“Paul has been a fantastic servant to the club and thoroughly deserves the contract extension.”

Hanlon has played 340 games for the club, scoring 20 goals, and of course, was part of the Hibees legendary 2016 Scottish Cup winning side.
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