Sunderland target Florian Kamberi is set to sign for Scottish Premier League side Hibernian, according to the Sunderland Echo.
The Black Cats had identified the Grasshoppers forward as a potential signing for this summer but will now have to look elsewhere. Kamberi spent the latter part of last season on loan at Hibs and scored 9 goals in 14 games which is set to earn him a permanent switch to the Edinburgh side.
The new Sunderland boss, Jack Ross, is looking to bring in some fresh faces into his newly inherited squad. He is hoping to use his knowledge about players in Scotland to bring some players to the Stadium of Light.
Kamberi will be an astute signing for Hibs and will be an exciting one for their fans who will be hoping he finds the same form as he had for them last season. The 23-year-old, who is a Switzerland Under-21 international, has played for Rapperswil-Jona, Karlsruher and Grasshoppers so far in his career.
Sunderland will be disappointed to have lost out on him as they want to get some deals over the line and start thinking about their upcoming League One campaign to lift the doom and gloom which has surrounded the club in recent years. Players such as Hibs’ John McGinn, Dunfermline’s Lee Robinson, Celtic’s Lewis Morgan and St Mirren’s Kyle Magennis have been linked with them so far in this transfer window.