Hibernian have confirmed the signing of Scott Allan from Celtic on a pre-contract agreement.

The 27-year-old former Dundee United and West Bromwich Albion midfielder has agreed a three-year deal that will run from the start of season 2019/20.

Allan was a firm favourite at Easter Road during two previous spells at the club, and will bring to an end an unhappy period at Celtic - during which he was loaned out to Rotherham United and Dundee - when he makes the switch in the summer.

Neil Lennon, the Hibernian manager, told the club's official website: "It's no secret that Scott is a player I admire and wanted back at Hibernian.

“He’s a player who suits the attacking brand of football we like to play. The type that gets supporters off their seats.

“We’re looking forward to having him back.”

The club's chief executive Leeann Dempster added: “We’re delighted to have been able to come to a pre-contract agreement with Scott.

“It goes without saying that he’s a player our supporters hold in the highest regard and we were determined to bring him back to Easter Road.

“It’s an arena and a club that brings out the best in Scott and, from speaking to him, it’s clear that it means a lot to him.”

"Everyone at the club is looking forward to Scott’s return and the No.23 shirt will be waiting for him."