Hibs have today announced another signing, revealing that they have added young Belgian defender Allan Delferrière to the development squad.
The 19-year-old has joined the Hibees after leaving Beglian cracks Standard Liege.
Delferrière has signed a two-and-a-half year deal at Easter Road, and is the latest youngster added to the ranks.
The Hibees have already landed Norwegian winger Runar Hauge from Bodo/Glimt as well as English keeper Tom Carter and former Rangers kid Joao Balde, a Portugese midfielder from Civil Service Strollers.
Hibs academy boss Steve Kean commented:
“Bringing Allan on board shows we are not only looking domestically to bring in players, but we are also exploring different markets. We have seen lads coming from Norway, we have now signed a player who has played several times for Standard Liège.
“He has great versatility; he can play as centre-back in a back-four or in a back-three. He can play full back or in a defensive midfield role too. He is coming from a country that has a good reputation of developing players.
“It shows the fans that we are looking further afield and using our good network of contacts to access other markets.
“We don’t have anyone of his age and experience in our system at the moment. It will take him a couple of weeks to adapt to the city, but he brings an energy and enthusiasm to get better. Everyone in the development team has one focus, that is to get better and push to get into the First Team as early as they can.”
Delferriere has played 5 times for Liege, and also played 19 times for MVV in Holland, before that loan was cut-short so he could move to Easter Road.
Hibs are really adding some exciting looking yougsters from abroad to the development squad.
This lad has some decent experience, and will likely spend the rest of this season in development before possibly pushing for the first team next season.
Welcome to the Hibees Allan!
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