Hibs target Ojo heading to Aberdeen

Last updated : 12 July 2019 By Steve Forbes

According to reports, Hibs are set to miss out on signing Scunthorpe midfielder Funso Ojo.

Just yesterday it was reported that both Hibs and Aberdeen had bids of £125,000 accepted for the Belgian, but he had rejected a move to Pittodrie and instead opted for Easter Road.

There was even talk on Scottish news bulletins that he would be paraded at the Hibees East Mains training facility today.

However, it now seems the former PSV Eindhoven player has performed a dramatic u-turn after the Dons apparently upped their offer to the 27-year-old.

Editor's View:

It looks increasingly likely that Hibs have missed out on a player identified earlier this summer.

It looked like Ojo was heading for a free transfer move earlier this summer after activating a relegation release clause in his contract, and agreed terms with the club for a move to Edinburgh.

Hibs then pulled out the deal after the terms of his release clause seemed to become unclear, after Scunthorpe challenged it.

Manager Paul Heckingbottom claimed the deal was "dead" but was obviously then tipped off that Scunthorpe would accept a certain offer for the player, which was then matched.

It looked like he was Easter Road bound, however that's now not the case.

It's a blow to Hibs to lose a player to a rival, but there will be more than one target in that position, and with the club already being linked with the likes of Genoa's Stephane Omeonga, the chance of picking up a player as good, if not better, than Ojo is a real possibility.

Heckingbottom revealed in his presser today that we were talking to a couple of players, so watch this space.

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