Hibs sporting director Graeme Mathie says the Easter Road club is ‘the right place’ for Daniel Mackay to continue his development as he joins from Inverness CT.

The 20-year-old has agreed terms with Hibs and a fee between the clubs has been agreed. Mackay has been labeled as ‘the next Ryan Christie,’ the Scotland international having moved on from the Highland academy to bigger things, just like Mackay has now.

Mackay has signed for Hibs.

Mackay has signed for Hibs. (Photo by Euan Cherry/SNS Group via Getty Images)

He scooped the Highland club’s Young Player of the Year and Supporters’ Young Player of the Year after his form in the Scottish Championship. Mathie believes it’s a great deal for all parties. Mackay has scored nine goals with two assists this season for Inverness, who finished fifth in the league.

Sporting director Mathie said: “We are delighted to have agreed a fee with Inverness for Daniel. He fits the profile of the type of players we want to continue to bring to the club. In all the conversations we have had with Daniel, his family and his representatives, it was clear that they all see Hibernian as the right place to continue to develop his career.

“We want to be known as the best club in Scotland for developing talent and it’s great credit to Jack and the staff that young players can see a number of examples of players improving under their guidance. We have no doubt Daniel can be another who develops throughout his time here.

“I’d also like to thank Scot Gardiner of Inverness and Allan Preston of IMC Stellar who have both been excellent to deal with in negotiations.”

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