Hibs sign Chris Cadden from Columbus Crew

Last updated : 15 January 2021 By Steve Forbes

Hibs have today confirmed the capture of versatile Columbus Crew player Chris Cadden.

The 24-year-old has signed a two-and-half-year deal at Easter Road and becomes manager Jack Ross' third capture of the January transfer window, following the arrivals of Arenal keeper Matt Macey and Aussie midfielder Jackson Irvine.

The Scotland international can play as a wing-back, winger or in midfield and will got straight into contention for tommorow's match with Motherwell.

Speaking to the official club website, he said:

“I’m really looking forward to getting started and I’ve been excited since I first heard about the club’s interest in me.

“I know most of the boys in the squad and I’ve had some great conversations with the gaffer and the staff about where they want to take Hibs.

“Wherever I’m asked to play, I just want to contribute to a team that’s challenging for trophies and competing for a European place.”

Hibs boss Jack Ross added:

“I’m delighted to get Chris on board and he’s a player I’ve admired for some time.

“Players like Chris are a manager’s dream because he’s intelligent enough to play in a few positions, with his athleticism and work-rate stand-out features. He’s also comfortable on the ball.

“His enthusiasm to move to Hibernian has really shone through and I’ve no doubt he will add something different to our group.”

Editors View:

Another very good looking signing for the Hibees.

He's still only 24 and can develop, and will bring some much needed competition to a small squad, in a number of positions.

Cadden will also bring some more pace to the squad, and will hopefully push himself back in to Scotland contention.

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