Hibernian announce signing of Polish goalkeeper Max Boruc

Boruc is the nephew of former Celtic favourite Artur Boruc.

Hibernian announce signing of Polish goalkeeper Max Boruc Hibernian FC

Hibernian have completed the signing of Polish goalkeeper Max Boruc from Slask Wroclaw on a two-year contract.

The 20-year-old, who is the nephew of former Celtic and Poland goalkeeper Artur Boruc, spent time with the Easter Road club last year and they have paid an undisclosed fee to add him to the squad.

Boruc began his career with Husqvarna FF in Sweden but spent time at Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion before his move to Wroclaw.

Hibs manager Lee Johnson said he was looking forward to seeing the player develop at the Premiership side.

“We had the pleasure of having Max on trial last season and we could see that he has a lot of potential.

“We really liked him as a character and look forward to helping develop different attributes in his game.”

Boruc joins days after the club signed another goalkeeper, Jojo Wollacott, and follows Adam Le Fondre, Jordan Obita and Elie Youan in agreeing a move to the club this summer.

The club has also given an update on forward Martin Boyle, who had been out since last October with a cruciate ligament injury.

The Hibs star has come through a “thorough testing programme” and is close to a return to full training.

Johnson said: “We’re pulling the reins on him at the moment, but he’s champing at the bit to get going in full training.

“With an injury like that, every week or couple of weeks reduces the percentile of a reoccurrence of the injury. So given the stage of the season, we feel we can build him up.

“It would be fantastic if we could see him fully fit, without protection for the start of the season. Potentially a couple of weeks before.”