Hibs announce permanent transfer as star makes homeland return

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The midfielder's contract was set to expire this summer

Hibernian FC have announced that the central midfielder Jimmy Jeggo has returned to Australia, signing with Melbourne City on a permanent transfer. Jeggo's Hibs contract was set to expire this summer but has beaten the date by teaming up with the A-League side.

The 31-year-old joined Easter Road in 2023 and would make 41 appearances for the club across all competitions, however has more recently struggled to secure significant and regular game time under Nick Montgomery. The midfielder - who recovered from Hodgkin's lymphoma in his teenage years - started his senior career with VTC Football before joining Melbourne Victory and Adelaide United.

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Jimmy Jeggo is headed back to Australia Jimmy Jeggo is headed back to Australia
Jimmy Jeggo is headed back to Australia

Jeggo then went on to Sturm Graz in the Austrian football leagues before heading to Austria Wien in 2018. After two years, Jeggo joined the Greek side Aris and in 2020 headed to Belgium to play for Eupen. It was in 2023 that the central midfielder signed an 18-month contract with the Easter Road outfit but is now set for an Australian home-coming.

On Jeggo's departure, the Hibs head coach said: "Firstly we’d like to thank Jimmy for all his efforts during his time with us. He was a model professional and played an important role for the Club.

“After a few discussions with Jimmy, it was decided he would explore some interest he had in his homeland. When Melbourne City came in for him, it made sense for family reasons to let Jimmy pursue that opportunity. We wish him all the best for the future.”

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