Hibs could be set to bring Scotland youth international Glenn Middleton on loan from Rangers – and fans are excited at the prospect of seeing the 19-year-old winger at Easter Road.
Hibees boss Paul Heckingbottom confirmed that he had opened talks with the Ibrox side over a move for the teenager, with Football Scotland reporting he was spotted at Easter Road watching Hibs beat St. Mirren 1-0 in yesterday’s Scottish Premiership opener.
“He’s someone we have spoken to Rangers about,” Heckingbottom told Football Scotland.
“We’d be keen to do something, Rangers would and so would Glenn so hopefully we can get something done there.
“It would be a loan. Glenn is someone Rangers value highly.”
Middleton had an impressive debut season in the Rangers first-team, making 29 appearances and scoring five times with a further five assists, but has fallen down the pecking order this season.
Hibs fans on Twitter seemed to be right behind the move – with one saying the winger would be an “excellent addition” to Heckingbottom’s squad for the new campaign.
Here are some of the best comments from Hibs fans on Twitter:
Middleton to Hibs anyone?👀😂😂 pic.twitter.com/gOL58Iu0ms
— Dean Brett (@DeanBrett62) August 3, 2019
Id take Glen Middleton at Hibs no problem at all. Would be an excellent addition.
— Conor Rafferty (@Rafferty1993) August 3, 2019
— McLendo (@IAmLiamMcLennan) August 3, 2019
Hibs in for Glenn Middleton of Rangers… was in the stands today watching the game.
— Hibs Central (@HibsCentral) August 3, 2019
If hibs are in talks to sign Middleton I am 1) hugely surprised, 2) pretty happy.
— Kevin Gallacher (@kevingallacher6) August 3, 2019
— Hibs News (@HibsNews1875) August 3, 2019
If Glenn Middleton to Hibs is on be a great signing for both the club and player.
— stephengilmour (@stephengilmour4) August 3, 2019
Glenn Middleton at the game today ahead of a proposed loan deal.
Talk about a random move. Good player mind you. Shame he cant play against them!
— JD (@JDHibs) August 3, 2019