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JOSH VELA BECOMES SIGNING NUMBER SEVEN

JOSH VELA BECOMES SIGNING NUMBER SEVEN

By: Hibernian Media on 17 Jul, 2019 16:12

Hibernian are delighted to confirm the signing of midfielder Josh Vela, subject to international clearance.

The 25-year-old has agreed a three-year deal and will take on the number six shirt.

Josh joined Bolton Wanderers at the age of seven and spent 17 years with the club – making 182 appearances along the way.

Head Coach Paul Heckingbottom is pleased to have the tenacious type on board as his seventh new face of the transfer window.

He said: “I’m delighted to have been able to sign Josh.

“He will add energy and a competitive edge to our midfield.

“Josh is an all-round midfielder with the athleticism to support attacks and play on the front foot, helping us win the ball back.

“He was worth the wait and I’m glad we were patient in order to land him.”

Josh, who played alongside Christian Doidge at the University of Bolton Stadium, added: “Hibernian were persistent when I had offers from other teams and that played a big part in me coming here.

“Every player wants to feel wanted and I was really impressed with everything that I heard, then what I saw when I came for a look myself.

“The manager went into real detail about he wants from me – as a person and tactically – and I feel like I can help him achieve what he wants to do with the club.

“It’s exciting, to be honest. It’s a new challenge for me after spending so long at one club, in a new environment and I’m just looking forward to getting started with the rest of the boys.”

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