STV Sport sponsored by Papa Johns

Hibernian announce signing of Leeds United midfielder Nohan Kenneh

Kenneh will move to Easter Road at the end of his current contract.

Hibernian announce signing of Leeds United midfielder Nohan Kenneh Hibernian FC
Kenneh's signing follows the arrival of David Marshall at Easter Road.

Hibs have signed Leeds United midfielder Nohan Kenneh on a pre-contract deal.

The defensive midfielder has agreed a two-year contract and becomes one of the first signing’s under new manager Lee Johnson.

The 19-year-old will formally move on July 1 and aim to earn a place in Hibs’ starting line-up as the club looks to improve after a disappointing showing this season.

“We’re delighted to welcome Nohan to Hibernian FC,” Hibs manager Johnson said. “He adds something extra to our squad and although his primary position is defensive midfield, he also offers us the versatility to play at the back.

“He’s a young player with a big presence and a lot of quality. He has a real desire to develop and play first team football regularly. 

“Nohan has had interest from around the UK and abroad, so this signing is a real coup for us. To reach his potential, he has to have the right attitude and desire to be the best he can. 

“We are looking forward to working with him and welcoming him to the Hibs family.”

Head of recruitment, Ian Gordon, added: “Nohan is a really exciting young player that has a lot of potential and a number of quality attributes that will fit our style of play.

“This fits the model we are trying to introduce here at Hibernian FC, bringing in young, talented players that will not only strengthen our first team, but ones that we can develop into even better players. This is a really positive signing for the club.”