Hibs set to sign Stevie Mallan from Barnsley

Hibs are set to finalise the signing of Barnsley midfielder Stevie Mallan.

Friday, 6th July 2018, 7:45 am
Updated Friday, 6th July 2018, 10:30 am
Stevie Mallan in action for Scotland Under-21s. Picture: SNS Group
Stevie Mallan in action for Scotland Under-21s. Picture: SNS Group

The Easter Road side are hopeful of concluding the deal ahead of UEFA’s registration deadline, allowing the 22-year-old to face Faroese side NSI Runavik in the Europa League first qualifying round.

Mallan joined Barnsley from St Mirren in a £200,000 switch in May 2017, signing a two-year deal after his performances in Scotland caught the eye of Paul Heckingbottom.

However, he has struggled to hold down a starting place in the Tykes’ first team and is understood to have told the club he is keen on a return to Scotland.

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Mallan has only featured nine times for the Oakwell side, who suffered relegation to League One last season, with his last appearance coming as an 82nd minute substitute in a 1-0 defeat at Ipswich in early April.

Hibs have already brought in Swiss striker Florian Kamberi on a permanent contract after he impressed on loan earlier this year while Liverpool goalkeeper Adam Bogdan has joined on a season-long loan deal.