Norwich defender Steven Whittaker linked with return to Hibs

Steven Whittaker has been capped 31 times by Scotland
Steven Whittaker has been capped 31 times by Scotland
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Former Hibs defender Steven Whittaker has been linked with a return to Easter Road ten years after leaving the club for Rangers before moving on to Norwich City.

The 32-year-old, who made 140 appearances for Hibs between 2002 and 2007, has today been told he is free to leave the Canaries at the end of the season. According to the Scottish Sun, he is open to returning to Scotland.

Whittaker, capped 31 times by Scotland, was back at Easter Road a few weeks ago as the CIS League Cup winning side of 2007 was reunited and Hibs boss Neil Lennon is said to be hopeful of adding his experience to his squad as the Capital club prepare for a return to the Premiership.

However, it is understood Hibs may face competition for Whittaker’s signature with Capital rivals Hearts keen to find a replacement for Callum Paterson, who is set to leave Tynecastle under freedom of contract.