Hibs have revealed that star striker Steven Fetcher has signed a new five and a half year contract at Easter Road.
The Hibees top scorer, with 8 goals in 14 games this season, has put pen to paper on a deal that will keep him tied to Easter Road until June 2013.
The new deal will make him the highest paid player currently at the club.
Fletcher, 20, had been linked with a move away from Easter Road, with Bolton Wanderers, Everton, Rangers and Celtic all thought to be keen on the hitman.
Despite being only 20 years old, Fletcher has now played 129 games for the Hibees, scoring 35 goals in the process.
In a move certain to delight the Easter Road faithful, Fletcher has pledged his future to Hibs and said:
"I am delighted to have signed a new contract with Hibernian, and confirm my long-term future as being with this Club. I am still only 20 and so have a great deal to learn yet, and I believe that the best place for me to do that is right here at Easter Road. Looking back there have been a lot of highlights but scoring two in the CIS Insurance Cup Final at Hampden in March was something very special. With the rest of the side I'm very much focusing on more success for Hibernian, this is still a very young and talented squad and we have a great deal to look forward to."
Hibs boss John Collins is delighted that the Scotland U21 international is staying and said:
"Steven is a very important part of our plans and so it was vital that he felt secure here at Hibernian. Having signed a new contract Steven has demonstrated his own belief that this is the best place for a young player to forward his career. We will be moving into a new training facility soon and that will further enhance the quality we can offer players at every level, Steven will benefit from that and I'm certain he will become an even better player as a result."
Brilliant news, let's hope young Fletch is at Easter Road for a while yet!!!
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