Out of favour Barnsley midfielder Stevie Mallan has completed a move to Scottish Premiership club Hibernian according to the Daily Record.

The 22-year-old Glasgow-born midfielder joins Hibs on a permanent deal, ending a year of misery at Oakwell.

Mallan joined Barnsley from St Mirren for an undisclosed fee last summer but went on to make just nine appearances in all competitions for The Tykes as he struggled to impress in South Yorkshire.

It has now been reported that Mallan has completed a move to long-term admirers Hibernian. The player has signed a four-year deal at Easter Road with former club Barnsley thought to have received an initial £175,000 transfer fee for his services.

The midfielder came through the academy system at St Mirren. Mallan went on to make 112 senior appearances for The Buddies in which he scored 29 goals.

The former Scotland Under-21 international midfielder will now look to get his career back on track with new club Hibernian. Manager Neil Lennon has an ambition to close the gap between the Leith-based club and Glasgow giants Celtic and the length of Mallan’s contract indicates that the player has a key role to play in that vision.

Mallan was registered by Hibernian before the UEFA Europa League deadline meaning that he is eligible to play in the club’s First Qualifying Round tie with Faroe Islands outfit NSI Runavik.

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