Tranent Juniors are poised to complete an audacious swoop for former Hibs captain Kevin Thomson.
The Evening News understands that Thomson, who left Hibs at the end of last season after his third spell at Easter Road, is close to agreeing a two-year deal with the Foresters Park outfit, who were promoted to the second tier of the East Juniors last term after winning the South Division title under manager Gary Small.
Former Scotland internationalist Thomson is set to reject offers from SPFL clubs and deals from abroad to ply his trade with the part-time outfit next season.
The former Rangers and Middlesbrough midfielder is understood to be excited by the prospect of linking up with the Belters rather than remaining in the senior game, with the opportunity to coach the club’s youngsters and experience a different side of football his main motivation.
The 31-year-old, who started last season’s League Cup final for Hibs, took part in his first training session with Tranent last night and will put pen to paper later this week.