Hibs sign Austrian wonderkid Elias Wagner!!!

Last updated : 20 April 2007 By Steve Forbes

Hibs boss John Collins revealed this afternoon, that He had secured the signature of 16-year-old Austrian "wonder kid" Elias Wagner.

Winger Wagner is described in his homeland as "one of the largest offensive talents in

He has signed a 2-year-deal at Hibs and will join at the end of the season.

Wagner currently plays for Admira Wacker Modling in the Austrian second division.

Hibs boss John Collins said of his latest capture:

"An agent told us Elias was worth looking at so, as usual, we made some checks and then offered him a week's trial.

"He played a couple of games and did very well. He plays wide right, he's very powerfully built for his age and quick.

"Apparently there was a lot of interest in him but I think when people look in from the outside at our football club they realise that there's every chance players will get into our first team at a young age if they progress whereas at some of the bigger clubs you can get lost."

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