Jacob MacIntyre signs first professional deal with Hibs

Jacob MacIntyre has signed his first professional deal with Hibs, tying him to the club until the summer of 2024.

MacIntyre, who captains Scotland Under-16s, turned 16 at the weekend but has been a regular feature in the Under-18s this year.

Ostensibly a midfielder he has been filling in at right wing-back for Gareth Evans’ side, with elder brother Oscar occupying the same role on the left.

Academy Director Steve Kean said: “Jacob has got a big future. He has just turned 16, but he has been playing a lot of under-18 football this season. In the under-18s he has been playing as a right-wing-back, but I see him in the future in the middle of the pitch.

Jacob MacIntyre has signed his first professional deal with Hibs

“He has fantastic physical attributes, but is also really technical too. He is very coachable too: when you give him information, he picks it up really quickly.

“His parents must be very proud because he is a fantastic young player with a great future ahead of him.”

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