Hibs youngster Callum Yeats has today signed for ambitious Scottish League One side Queen's Park.
The news comes as a bit of a surprise, as the 19-year-old defender only recently signed a new contract with the club.
Yeats has been in the Hibs academy since the age of 7, and has now left after 12 years to join the Spiders, who recently appointed former Hibs CEO Leeann Dempster to the same position, and former Hibs coach Grant Murray as assistant.
He spent last season on loan with Hibs partner club Stenhousemuir, and also had a previous loan spell with Civil Service Strollers.
It's unclear if a fee was involved, or wether Hibs have a sell-on clause inserted or not.
Queen's boss Laurie Ellis said:
"Callum is a very welcome addition to our squad at Queen’s Park.
"He has had a great period of development at Hibs and now relishes the chance to be part of a first team squad and the competition that brings. He is a fine young man and has a great appetite to work.”
“I’m delighted to have joined the club and I’m really looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead.
"I’ve spent the last 12 years at Hibs, so it was going to take quite a lot for me to leave the club. I really feel this is the right move for me and I’m very happy to have joined an exciting and ambitious club. I can’t wait to get started and I’m really looking forward to the season ahead.”
This one surprised us, Callum seems to have been well thought of within the Hibees academy, and with him signing a new deal, it looked like Hibs were hopeful he would progress.
On the other hand, he wasn't getting anywhere near the first team, and Queen's Park are on the way up.
The Spiders have recently sold Hampden to the SFA for big money, and will be re-building lesser Hampden.
They invested hevaily in their squad last season, cruising to the League Two title, they will be looking to promotion again this season, as they look to climb the Scottish pyramid even further.
Good luck to Callum.
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