Hibs sign Florian Kamberi on loan

By Steve Forbes
Last updated : 31 January 2018

Hibs have this afternoon confirmed the signing of Grasshopper striker Florian Kamberi.

The 22-year-old has signed a loan deal until the end of the season after impressing on a trial period at East Mains.

6ft 2in Kamberi is a Swiss U21 international, and has had a previous loan spell in Germany, as well as playing in his homeland.

Speaking to the official website, the new boy said:

“It’s a big club for me, a big opportunity and I am very excited to be here.

“The training ground is very impressive – I didn’t have that in Switzerland – and the team is strong. They play football, they don’t play the long ball all the time, and for me when I heard about Hibs I knew from the beginning it was a great opportunity for me.

“I am a physical striker, I’m not one to stay in the box. I want to go up against defenders and bring players into play.”

Hibs boss Neil Lennon added:

“I am pleased to have Flo in the door.

“He is not a monster but he is a big boy and he plays well with his back to goal. He has decent mobility and links the play well from what we have seen, and we have had a good look at him.

“I have been impressed by what he’s shown and he will bring a different dimension to the way we play.”

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