Hibernian are pleased to confirm that 20-year-old forward Steve Pinau has agreed to join the club on a one year loan from Serie A.

Steve recently signed a five-year contract with the Italian club Genoa after spending four years coming through the ranks at AS Monaco, where he appeared for the first team towards the end of last season.

Mixu Paatelainen said: "Our supporters have already had a glimpse of Steve in our pre-season friendly against Wigan Athletic, and I'm sure they will appreciate that he is a quick and exciting forward. We are delighted to have such a highly-rated player at Hibernian for the season." Agreement has been reached between the clubs and with the player and International Clearance is awaited.

Steve becomes the fifth new signing at the Club this summer, and joins the rest of the squad today for the annual team photo session at Easter Road Stadium.