Myziane Maolida all but rules out Hibs transfer return but foresees bright Hibees future

Myziane Maolida has all but ruled out a transfer return to Hibs but predicted a bright future at Easter Road.

The winger was a Hibees sensation after joining on loan from Hertha Berlin in January, scoring nine league goals and ten overall. That placed him as the top scorer at the club and tenth in the entire Premiership despite only being here for half a season.

Maolida is not thought to have a future at his parent club and that left open the possibility of Hibs pursuing a permanent deal, with former boss Nick Montgomery admitting he would have been keen on that while still in charge. The 25-year-old did seem to hint at an exit in a social media message and has now gone one step further by saying it's unlikely he will be back.

“I don’t think I will come back," he told the Edinburgh Evening News. "But I will always be grateful to Hibernian. Grateful to the fans, the coaches, the players who helped me return to football. I will never forget this wonderful time in Scotland.

“I think we had very good players. It was not easy every time. But players like Rocky, Elie Youan … they were all very good players.

“I think maybe we just needed more time to play together, to do something special as a team. When you have a lot of players on loan, sometimes it’s difficult to make a good connection quickly.

“We didn’t make it to the top six, which was very disappointing. But I think we had the foundations of a good team. So I think Hibs can have some good success in the future.”