Hibs hero Paul Hanlon reveals Premiership and foreign offers he snubbed to sign for Raith Rovers

Paul Hanlon moved to Raith Rovers after leaving Hibs
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Paul Hanlon has opened up on snubbing attractive offers to instead sign for Raith Rovers.

The former Hibs centre back joined fellow Easter Road legend Lewis Stevenson at Stark's Park in recent weeks after agreeing a deal following his exit from the Leith side after a long and distinguished spell there. It had been reported he had plenty interest from elsewhere and the 23-year-old has now confirmed that, saying he rejected options in the Premiership and abroad to drop into the second tier.

Hanlon said: "It was difficult for me to decide what I wanted to do this summer. I’d been in one place for the whole of my career and I had to suss out all my options.

"I took my time and asked myself, ‘what have I got here, in terms of offers?’. I was trying to make the best decision. I sat down with my family and people I go to for advice. We looked at what was best.

"There were a few really different options that I had to think through – while having my nightly call from (Raith technical director) John Potter asking what was happening. It was a new experience. I had one offer abroad, a few in the Championship and some in the Premiership as well."