Hibernian confirm Ryan Porteous will not sign new contract

The defender will leave Easter Road in the January transfer window or at the end of the season.

Hibernian confirm Ryan Porteous will not sign new contract at Easter Road SNS Group

Hibs have announced that Ryan Porteous has told the club that he will not sign a new contract at Easter Road.

The Scotland defender is out of contract in the summer of 2023 and talks had been ongoing in the hopes of persuading him to sign an extension to his existing deal.

Hibs have now accepted that he will not agree new terms, despite being offered what the club says is a “highly improved” new deal.

That means the 23-year-old with either exit Easter Road next summer when his deal expires, or move on in the January transfer window if a deal is agreed with another club.

Porteous joined Hibs as a teenager and after a loan spell with Edinburgh City in the 2016-17 season, he has been part of the first team squad.

The centre-back has played for Scotland at under-19, 20 and 21 level as he developed into a key player at the Premiership side, and he won full Scotland honours earlier this year.

Porteous has player over 150 times for Hibs and was recently made part of manager Lee Johnson’s ‘leadership team’ within the squad.