Everton winger Matthew Kennedy has signed for Hibernian on loan until January.
The 19-year-old, who joined the Toffees from Kilmarnock in August 2012, joins up with former Blues Under-21 manager Alan Stubbs - now boss of the Scottish Championship side.
Kennedy told the official club website: “I’m really excited about being here – Hibernian are a massive club and I’m looking forward to working with Alan Stubbs again.
“He was my manager with the Under-21s at Everton and I’ve always enjoyed working with him, so everything about this loan move made sense.
“I’m looking to play as regularly as possible and to help Hibernian climb back up into the Premiership.
“This is a new challenge for me and I’m determined to make the most of it by being part of a successful Hibs team.”
Stubbs believes that Kennedy will add extra quality to Hibernian’s first-team squad.
Stubbs said: “Matthew is a player with huge potential and he will be a great addition to our squad.
“His arrival emboldens what I’ve consistently said throughout the summer transfer window – we want to bring quality players here to Hibernian.
“I’m delighted to sign someone who I have worked with over the past couple of years – he knows exactly what I want and I know what he is capable of.
“I would like to thank Everton for allowing me to take one of their talented young players on a six-month loan and believe Hibernian will be a great platform for him to continue his development and to fulfil his potential.”
Kennedy spent time on loan at League One sides Tranmere Rovers and MK Dons last season, making 15 appearances and scoring once.
The Scotland Under-21 international becomes Hibernian's fifth signing of the summer and is expected to return to Goodison Park on January 4, 2015.
Kennedy could make his Hibernian debut against Livingston at Easter Road on Saturday.