Hibs sign Benfica winger Jair Tavares

Last updated : 15 June 2022 By Steve Forbes

Hibs have today announced that they have completed the signing of Benfica winger Jair Taveres.

The 21-year-old has signed a 4-year-deal at Easter Road and becomes signing number of six of the summer transfer window.

The Hibees have been busy so far this window, and quite a few more signings are expected to arrive.

Taveres joins from Benfica B and has represnted Portugal at U16, 17s, 18s and 19 level.

Speaking to the official club website, Hibs boss Lee Johnson said:

“Completing the deal to bring Jair to Hibernian FC is a real coup for this football club.

“He’s an incredibly talented winger that’ll not only improve our First Team squad, but is someone that has a lot of potential to develop into a top player in this league.

“Jair is an exciting, attacking talent that adds speed and trickery to our wide areas. We welcome him warmly to Hibs and look forward to working with him.

“I’d also like to thank the staff at Hibernian FC, Benfica, Jair’s father Adriano, and his agent for their work in getting this deal done.”

Head of Recruitment Ian Gordon added:

“It’s not often you are able to get a player of Jair’s quality for the terms agreed in this transfer.

“He’s a player we’ve monitored closely for a period of time and were able to take advantage of a specific clause in his contract. He is a real talent that’ll only get better.”


A really exciting signing for the Hibees.

A pacey, tricky winger that we have been crying out for since Martin Boyle was sold in January.

Hibs also seem to have triggered a clause in his Benfica contract that has seen them land him on a good deal.

Let's hope it's as an exciting signing as it looks.

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