Hibs close to finalising deal for Inverness Caledonian Thistle winger Daniel Mackay

Hibs are close to signing the Inverness Caledonian Thistle winger Daniel Mackay after agreeing terms with the Highland club.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 8:24 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 9:14 am

Easter Road officials are set to beat a number of Premiership sides to the highly-rated 20-year-old and hope to complete the deal in the next 48 hours.

Mackay is a graduate of the Inverness youth academy and has a year remaining on his contract, but Hibs have reached a verbal agreement to lure him to Edinburgh.

He scored nine times in 30 appearances this season, and ended the campaign on an impressive run of six goals in 11 matches.

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Inverness' Daniel McKay is challenged by Raith Rovers' Regan Tumilty during a Scottish Championship match between Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Raith Rovers at the Tulloch Caledonian Stadium, on March 12, 2021, in Inverness, Scotland. (Photo by Bruce White / SNS Group)

He is widely regarded as one of the top players in the Championship and Hibs manager Jack Ross believes he is ready to make the step up to the Premiership.

The Scotland under-19 cap made his senior debut for Inverness at the age of 16, becoming the youngest player and goalscorer in the club’s history against Peterhead in a 2017 Challenge Cup tie.

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