9 out-of-contract central defenders Hibs could sign this summer

Hibs are looking at a pretty thin centre-back corps when the 2022/23 season comes to an end and is likely the most pressing area to address during the summer window.

The didn’t replace Ryan Porteous after the former Easter Road hero was sold towards the end of January to English Championship side Watford. Will Fish has since come to the fore but the Manchester United loanee is due to head back down south.

That leaves Rocky Bushiri, who is yet to return after suffering a serious ankle injury near the beginning of the year, and club stalwart Paul Hanlon who is on the wrong side of 30.

Therefore, we should expect manager Lee Johnson and the club’s incoming director of football to make signing a couple of centre-halves a priority. And what better way to get value for money than in the free-agent market?

Here are nine names we reckon the Hibees could consider...