Hibernian sign former England U21 keeper on season-long loan

The 23-year-old former Stoke keeper joins Hibs following the retirement of former Scotland international David Marshall.

Hibernian sign former England U21 keeper Josef Bursik on season-long loan SNS Group

Hibernian have signed a former England Under-21 goalkeeper on a season long loan.

Former Stoke City stopper Josef Bursik has joined the Easter Road side on a season-long loan from Belgian champions Club Brugge.

The 23-year-old arrives in Edinburgh following the retirement of former Scotland international David Marshall and amid speculation about the future of Jojo Wollacott.

Bursik, who won 10 England Under-21 caps between 2020 and 2022, made more than 50 appearances for the Potters before joining Brugge 18 months ago.

Following the announcement Hibs manager David Gray said: “I’m delighted we’ve been able to bring Josef to the football club.

“He’s someone we’ve been monitoring for a long time due to his technical ability, pedigree, and the positive character references we’ve received. My coaching staff and I are looking forward to working with him.”

Bursik becomes Hibs’ first signing since the recent appointments of Gray as manager and Malky Mackay as sporting director.

“I’m really pleased Josef has decided that Hibs are the club to showcase his talents,” added Mackay.

“He is a top goalkeeper and a fine young man, and we look forward to seeing him at Easter Road. I’d like to thank Club Brugge for the smooth transition of Josef’s loan deal and wish them the very best in the coming season.”

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