Hibs 'eye move for St Johnstone star' as possible replacement for Ryan Porteous

Hibs are interested in signing St Johnstone centre-back Jason Kerr this summer, according to the Daily Mail.

Sunday, 9th May 2021, 2:10 pm
Updated Sunday, 9th May 2021, 2:11 pm
St Johnstone centre-back Jason Kerr is reportedly a target of Hibs. Picture: SNS

The Easter Road club are said to be considering a move for the 24-year-old if they get an acceptable offer for in-demand defender Ryan Porteous.

Hibs knocked back a £1 million bid from Millwall in January and are prepared for renewed interest in the fans’ favourite when the transfer window re-opens.

Edinburgh-born Kerr is a boyhood Hibs supporter and will soon enter the final year of his contract at McDiarmid Park.

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He has played regularly for three seasons now, racking up 134 appearances, and was named club captain prior to the 2019-20 campaign.

Earlier this term he lifted the Betfred Cup trophy after St Johnstone defeated Livingston in the final and he might get the chance to do a rare non-Old Firm cup double as Callum Davidson’s side prepare to face St Mirren in today’s Scottish Cup semi-final.

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