He arrives in Leith on a season-long loan deal, with his parent club keen for him to play regular minutes.
Last term Middleton played 29 times, scoring five and assisting on five occasions.
Some Hibs fans are split over whether to be happy about his arrival, due to the club he is arriving from.
Welcome to the biggest club in Scotland, Glenn 💚 🇳🇬
— Hibernian FC (@HibernianFans) August 13, 2019
Welcome to the Hibernian Family Glenn. 👍
— Roddy Scott (@RoddyScott1) August 13, 2019
Go buy someone. Only team in history to get taken over and not spend money. Loaning f*cking The rangers players is an embarrassment couldn’t care if he was the next messi
— L (@Zacthedug1) August 13, 2019
Imagine losing 6-1 to a team that over the last 5 years have been one of our most intense rivals then taking one of their players on loan.
— Leishy (@R11Loading) August 13, 2019
Welcome Glenn, I’m sure he’ll be a good signing.
— McGregorHibees🏴 (@HibeesMc) August 13, 2019
I’m not pleased
— Willy (@WJA1875) August 13, 2019
Rivalry aside, Middleton fills a gap in Hibs’ squad
Most of this negativity stems from Middleton arriving from Rangers. The two clubs have been closely competing with each other for a few seasons now.
Off the back of a 6-1 hammering at Ibrox, perhaps the timing wasn’t great. Not only have they to live with the embarrassing defeat, but now they are developing one of Rangers’ youth prospects in the Hibs senior side.
It’s important to put the rivalry to one side. For this season, Middleton fills a gap in the Hibees squad.
With Martin Boyle injured they desperately need pace. The 20-year-old has plenty of it and will be able to take on defenders directly. It’s a trait Paul Heckingbottom only has Daryl Horgan to turn to for.
Overall this is a decent signing for Hibs. He’ll plug a hole in their squad until Boyle returns. Middleton should be able to get amongst the goals too, as he’s a decent winger with end product.
Perhaps Hibs fans will judge the 20-year-old differently once he makes his Easter Road debut.