Hibs sign Celtic's Scott Allan on pre-contract agreement

Scott Allan Hibs
Image: Scott Allan will be back in a Hibs shirt next season

Celtic midfielder Scott Allan will return to Hibernian in the summer after signing a pre-contract agreement.

Allan will be kicking off a third spell with the Easter Road club, having first joined them from West Brom in the summer of 2014 and then spending the second half of the 2017-18 season on loan in Edinburgh.

The 27-year-old was PFA Scotland Championship Player of the Year during his opening spell with the club, during which he made a total of 42 appearances.


A further dozen games under Hibs boss Neil Lennon came last season, a stint during which he scored three goals.

Lennon said: "It's no secret that Scott is a player I admire and wanted back at Hibernian.

"He's a player who suits the attacking brand of football we like to play. The type that gets supporters off their seats.

"We're looking forward to having him back."

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Hibs chief executive Leeann Dempster added: "We're delighted to have been able to come to a pre-contract agreement with Scott.

"It goes without saying that he's a player our supporters hold in the highest regard and we were determined to bring him back to Easter Road.

"It's an arena and a club that brings out the best in Scott and, from speaking to him, it's clear that that means a lot to him."

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