Hibs complete deal for Elie Youan as Lee Johnson secures signing number eight

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Hibs complete deal for Elie Youan as Lee Johnson secures signing number eight
Hibs complete deal for Elie Youan as Lee Johnson secures signing number eight

HIBS have completed the loan signing of Élie Youan.

The French striker becomes Lee Johnson's eighth summer addition at Easter Road.

The 23-year-old has joined on a season-long loan from Swiss side St. Gallen.

The Edinburgh outfit have an option to buy the hitman next summer.

Speaking on the capture of of Youan, Johnson said: “We are excited to welcome Élie to Hibs and we are glad he chose us out of numerous clubs who were interested in him.

“Élie is a very versatile forward player with excellent speed and dynamism.

“His attributes will enable us to stretch the game and allow us to open up space for our technically-gifted midfield players.”

Head of Recruitment Ian Gordon added: “We are excited to add a player of Youan’s ability to our squad. He has proven he can score goals across different European leagues and we are confident that he will continue to succeed in Scotland.

“Both his pace and his natural goal-scoring ability impressed us and he will give us another option to use in the forward areas.”

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