Hibs confirm signing of CJ Egan-Riley on loan from Burnley

The 20-year-old has English Premier League and Champions League experience from his time at Man City.

Hibs confirm signing of CJ Egan-Riley on loan from Burnley Hibernian FC

Hibs have confirmed the loan signing of Burnley and England under-19 defender CJ Egan-Riley.

The 20-year-old former Manchester City defender joins the Easter Road club for the remainder of the 2022/23 campaign.

Egan-Riley came through the City Academy and made three first team appearances for the Club under Pep Guardiola, featuring in the Premier League, the Champions League, and the English League Cup.

He moved to Burnley in the summer of 2022 to link up with former Man City and Belgium Captain Vincent Kompany.

He has made six first team appearances for the English Championship club and has also represented England at every level from Under-15 to 19s.

Hibs confirmed the signing on Monday and manager Lee Johnson said he “can’t wait” to work with the highly rated youngster.

He said: “CJ is a top young talent, and we can’t wait to start working with him.

“He’s a player that Vincent Kompany took to Burnley after knowing his qualities from the Manchester City set-up.

“Due to Burnley’s positive form and performances this season, they have allowed him out to get important game-time, and as soon as we knew he was available, we were quick to snap up the opportunity.

“He provides us with extra versatility playing as a centre-half, number six, and as a right-back. We see this as an opportunity to help us improve, but also as a huge opportunity for him to develop.”

Hibs moved up to fifth in the Premiership with Saturday’s 6-0 victory over Aberdeen that led to Jim Goodwin being sacked by the Pittodrie club.

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