Bayern Munich forward Toni Kroos left the door open for a switch to the Barclays Premier League in the summer.
Tim Sherwood claims the "silence is deafening" from the Tottenham board amid speculation he could be replaced as manager.
The 19-year-old, who left Tynecastle earlier this summer before the club entered administration, is Pat Fenlon's fourth signing of the summer.
Mullen has represented Scotland at U17 level and joins Owain Tudur Jones, Liam Craig and Ryan McGivern as Hibs' summer signings.
A statement on Hibernian's website said: "Hibernian can confirm the club has signed defender Fraser Mullen on a one-year contract.
"A former Scotland under-17 internationalist, right-back Mullen, 19, agreed the deal on Saturday morning and has become the club's fourth arrival during the summer transfer window."
Hibs will depart for a training camp in southern Europe on Monday afternoon following their 1-1 draw with Dumbarton in their first pre-season friendly on Saturday.