Hibs sign Norwich City defender Rocky Bashiri

Last updated : 10 January 2022 By Steve Forbes

Hibs have tonight confirmed their 6th signing of the January transfer window.

The Hibees have confirmed the capture of Belgian defender Rocky Bushiri on loan until the end of the season from Norwich City.

Hibs have also revealed that the option to buy him has already been agreed with the Canaries, with the transfer details already set, should he impress at Easter Road.

The 6ft 2in joins Chris Mueller, Dylan Tait, Ewan Henderson, Elias Melkersen and Harry Clarke in arriving in Edinburgh this window.

Speaking to the official club website, Hibs boss Shaun Maloney said:

“Rocky is a talented young player who will offer us real versatility in different defensive positions.

“Technically, he is very good in possession, and he shows good aggression and speed in defensive actions.

“Along with all the staff, I am really looking forward to working with him and helping him adapt to a new league and our style of play.”

Bushiri added:

“When I heard from the CEO (Ben Kensell), he explained to me a bit about the club and the project, and I really liked what he was saying.

“I instantly wanted to join, especially because of the Manager, Shaun Maloney, who used to work with Roberto Martinez at Belgium, so I knew him from that.

“I really wanted to stay in the UK. Everyone that knows me knows that I am always ready for new challenges, and I am looking forward to playing in the Scottish League.

“I am really happy to be here. It is my first day today, I have arrived, done my medical and now I can’t wait to meet everyone, make some new friends and defend the badge together.

“One of my friends is Stephane Omeonga who used to play here. I used to play with Stephane at Belgium U21’s and I know he enjoyed his time here

“I also know that we won the Scottish Cup in 2016 and that we are the best team in Edinburgh!”

Hibernian-Mad View:

Hibs are really pulling out the stops this transfer window.

We are looking really strrong now heading in to the second half of the season, and hopefully we will push on and secure europe again.

Bushiri looks a big unit, and is apparently lightning quick, which is what we have lacked at the back in for quit a while.

Our squad is now looking a lot healthier, but don't be surprised if we are not finished, although we might see a few faces leave now before anymore come in.

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