Jackson Irvine sends farewell message to Hibs as Australia internationalist joins St. Pauli

Jackson Irvine has sent a farewell message to Hibs after penning a deal with German side St. Pauli.
Jackson Irvine has joined St. Pauli ater his short-term spell with HibsJackson Irvine has joined St. Pauli ater his short-term spell with Hibs
Jackson Irvine has joined St. Pauli ater his short-term spell with Hibs

The Socceroos midfielder spent the second half of last season at Easter Road after signing a short-term deal during the January transfer window.

Irvine suggested he would make a decision on his future after participating in Australia’s World Cup qualifiers in June but while he had a contract offer on the table from Hibs the arrival of Jake Doyle-Hayes at Easter Road suggested the club had decided to move on to other transfer targets.

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Irvine will now play for his seventh club after joining the 2.Bundesliga side, who finished tenth in the German second tier last season.

Writing on social media, the 28-year-old said: “Thank you to staff, players, and everyone involved at Hibs for the past few months.

"I appreciated and loved every minute of it and I wish the club all the best for this season and the future.”

Irvine played 21 times for Hibs, scoring once and laying on three more for his team-mates.

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Speaking to St. Pauli’s website Irvine said: “I'm delighted to be here. The club and its values are a perfect fit for me. The way St. Pauli play football suits me, too. I can't wait to meet my teammates now and get started."

Hibs tweeted: “Wishing Jackson all the best at FC St. Pauli - thank you for your efforts in a Hibs shirt.”

Irvine will come up against former Hibs midfielder Victor Palsson, currently playing for Schalke 04, and compatriots Brandon Borrello of Dynamo Dresden, and John Iredale of SC Paderborn.

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