By: Hibernian Media on 05 Jan, 2016 16:30
Hibernian have completed the signing of Niklas Gunnarsson until the end of the season, subject to international clearance.
The 24-year-old defender joins on a loan deal from Vålerenga, following a similar spell with Swedish side Elfsborg, and is the second addition to the Hibernian squad in January after the signing of striker Chris Dagnall.
The Norwegian can play across the back four, and will join up with Alan Stubbs’ squad ahead of the William Hill Scottish Cup clash with Raith Rovers on Saturday 9 January.
Speaking to the official Hibernian website, Gunnarsson said: “I am very pleased to have signed and am looking forward to getting started.
“I know the team are in good form this season and hopefully I will be able to make the team and help us win promotion.
“I’ve been impressed with everything I’ve seen so far, from the city to the stadium and training centre, and am sure I will enjoy my time at Hibs.”
Head Coach Alan Stubbs said: “I am delighted to have Niklas join the squad.
“We have been working hard on our January targets for a while now and it’s great to have the two new players in so early in the window. We wanted to bring in a defender and striker and have done so within the first week of January.
“They will both be strong additions to the squad and I expect them to contribute in the second half of the season.
“Niklas is strong and athletic and will provide valuable competition across the backline. He’s comfortable on both sides and has played a good amount of football with Vålerenga and Elfsborg over the last couple of years, so will be able to hit the ground running.”
Watch Niklas' first interview for free on Hibs TV.