Hibernian have confirmed the permanent signing of Elie Youan.

The striker has signed a three-year deal to commit his future at Easter Road. 

The 24-year-old has spent this season on loan in Edinburgh with Lee Johnson's side.

But Hibs have announced that they have reached an agreement with Swiss side FC St. Gallen to secure Youan's services on a long-term basis.

Lee Johnson commented: “We are delighted to bring Élie to the Club on a permanent basis. We always believed he had the attributes to help us and his positive form this season shows how important it was to include an option-to-buy clause in his initial loan agreement.

“I’d also like to thank the Gordon family for backing us with a significant financial investment, which allowed us to make him a Hibs player.

“There’s no doubt that Élie’s got a lot of unique attributes; he’s rapid, can repeatedly sprint, and is a good finisher. He’s still young and we need to keep developing him off the ball, so he can achieve his full potential.

“We can’t wait to keep working with him, so he can become an even more important player for us.”

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Youan has been a key player for the club during the 2022/23 campaign and has put in a number of eye-catching displays.

The forward has contributed to 14 goals in the Premiership this season, scoring seven and notching seven assists too.

His tricky, dynamic style of play has made him a fans’ favourite, alongside his iconic ‘sleep’ celebration.

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