HIBS have completed the signing of Raith Rovers left-back Sean Mackie for a fee of £25,000. The 17-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half year contract with the Easter Road club.
Edinburgh rivals Hearts had tried to lure Mackie to Tynecastle but Hibs met Raith Rovers’ asking price. Mackie put pen to paper yesterday after passing a medical on Thursday.
“Hibernian have a good reputation for bringing through young players, and it is a good environment for me to continue my development as a footballer,” the player told the Hibs website.
“When an opportunity like this comes along it is wise to take it. I will be thankful to the Fife Elite Academy and Raith Rovers for the way they have treated me, but when I join Hibernian, I will be solely focused on trying my best to continue my development as a professional footballer.”