We are delighted to announce the loan signing of USA international Matthew Hoppe from English Championship side Middlesbrough, subject to international clearance.
The 21-year-old striker will join us for the remainder of the 2022/23 campaign.
Hoppe, who’s career started in the LA Galaxy Academy, has had spells in Europe with Bundesliga side Schalke 04 and in La Liga with Mallorca.
He became the first American to score a hat-trick in the German top-flight and went on to score six that season.
The striker is also a fully-fledged USA international earning eight caps and scoring one goal. He helped the US National Team win the CONCACAF Gold Cup in 2021 and scored the winning goal in their quarter-final against Jamaica. His most recent cap came last weekend against Colombia.
Hibernian FC Manager Lee Johnson commented: “We’re delighted to add Matthew to the group as he’s someone that’ll add extra quality in the final third.
“He’s a talented player that can play in all three positions across our front-line and someone that joins with good experience being a full US international and that has played regularly in the Bundesliga.
“We look forward to working with him and welcome him to the Club.”