Hibs contract for Jackson Irvine 'still on table' as midfielder weighs up options
Hibs remain hopeful of extending Jackson Irvine’s stay in Edinburgh, with a long-term contract at Easter Road still on the table following the culmination of the season.
The Australian midfielder arrived as a free agent in January and signed a short-term deal until the end of the campaign, scoring once and registering three assists in 21 games.
Club and player agreed to put talks on the back-burner until after the curtain came down on the 2020/21 season with Hibs finishing third and reaching the final of the Scottish Cup which they lost to St Johnstone.
While there is already interest from other clubs including Aberdeen, the Evening News understands that the 28-year-old is open to signing a new deal with Jack Ross’ side if he opts to prolong his stay in Scotland.
Talks are expected to take place between both parties with Ross believing Hibs are a “very serious option" for Irvine, who is free to talk to other clubs as he weighs up his future.
Hibs have already brought in Daniel Mackay from Inverness Caledonian Thistle on a four-year deal while goalkeepers Matt Macey, who signed a two-year contract following his arrival on a short-term basis in January from Arsenal, and Kevin Dabrowski have also extended their stays ahead of the 2021/22 season.
Jamie Murphy will also become a Hibs player when his loan from Rangers expires.
Ofir Marciano has already confirmed his departure from Easter Road this summer as a free agent while midfielder and coach Stephen McGinn is the only other player whose deal is set to expire at the end of this month.