Loan Move For João Baldé

Hibs midfielder João Baldé has joined cinch League 2 side East Fife on a season-long for the 2022/23 campaign.

João joined the Hibees in January 2021 from Civil Service Strollers, before being loaned back out to the Lowland League side for the remainder of the season.

After joining back up with Steve Kean’s Development Squad over the summer, the versatile midfielder will head out on loan to East Fife to get more First Team experience at a higher standard.

Academy Director Steve Kean commented: “East Fife are a league two side, so that is a higher standard from where he played last season.

“As he’s slightly older – born in 2001 – he has a greater need to play competitive football than some of our younger players.

“The mix of competitive games and the high-quality nature of our games programme will accelerate his development.”

Everyone at Hibernian FC wishes João well for the rest of the season.