Hibernian have completed the signing of Chris Cadden from MLS side Columbus Crew.
The 24-year-old has returned to Scotland to join Jack Ross’ side, signing a two-and-a-half-year contract at Easter Road.
Cadden has spent the last 18-months as a Crew player but spent a season on loan with Oxford United.
The midfielder, who can also play in defence, made his name at Motherwell, where he came through the youth system to establish himself as a first team player.
Hibs boss Jack Ross said Cadden’s quality and versatility would make him a valuable addition to the squad.
He told the club’s official website: “I’m delighted to get Chris on board and he’s a player I’ve admired for some time.
“Players like Chris are a manager’s dream because he’s intelligent enough to play in a few positions, with his athleticism and work-rate stand-out features. He’s also comfortable on the ball.
“His enthusiasm to move to Hibernian has really shone through and I’ve no doubt he will add something different to our group.”
Cadden said: “I’m really looking forward to getting started and I’ve been excited since I first heard about the club’s interest in me.
“I know most of the boys in the squad and I’ve had some great conversations with the gaffer and the staff about where they want to take Hibs.
“Wherever I’m asked to play, I just want to contribute to a team that’s challenging for trophies and competing for a European place.”