Hibs run rule over Estonian internationalist Mihkel Ainsalu

FC Flora midfielder training with Capital club this week

Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 3:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st January 2020, 3:58 pm
Mihkel Ainsalu in action for Estonia against Quincy Promes of the Netherlands in a Euro 2020 qualifier

Hibs are running the rule over Estonian internationalist Mihkel Ainsalu as Jack Ross looks to bolster his squad before the transfer window closes on January 31.

The 23-year-old central midfielder has scored 21 goals and registered 18 assists in 148 games for the Tallinn-based club. He has seven caps for his country.

Ainsalu is under contract with the Premium Liiga side until the end of 2020 but was earlier this month tipped for a move abroad by Flora's president Pelle Pohlak.

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He confirmed Ainsalu was spending time training with Hibs, adding: "The club is reviewing whether he is a good fit for them."

The seven-cap internationalist came up through the ranks at Nomme Kalju, joining FC Flora in 2015.

Ainsalu has represented Estonia at Under-16, Under-17, Under-19, Under-21 and Under-23 level. He featured in the Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Netherlands and Germany in September and October last year.