Hibs sign striker El Alagui

Hibernian have signed Moroccan striker Farid El Alagui to aid their push for promotion back into the Scottish Premiership.

Last Updated: 16/07/14 at 15:59 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Luton sign former MK Dons winger Danny Green

Post comment

Luton have made their ninth summer signing following the arrival of winger Danny Green.

Notts County sign Togo defender Mawouna Amevor

Post comment

Notts County have signed Togo international Mawouna Amevor on a two-year deal.

All Articles

Farid El Alagui; The Moroccan striker ha

Farid El Alagui; The Moroccan striker ha

The 28-year-old, who joins on a two-year deal from Brentford after spending last season on loan at Dundee United, becomes Hibs’ second summer signing following David Gray’s arrival last week.

El Alagui is excited about the move and is confident he can provide the goals Hibs lacked last season when they managed just 31 in 38 league games.

"I'm really happy to be at Hibs and I'm excited about the challenge ahead,” El Alagui told the club's official website.

"We will be doing everything we can to make sure we get back into the Scottish Premiership.

"As soon as I came here, the move felt right and I felt good about playing for Hibs."

El Alagui had options, with St Johnstone and Dundee also in the hunt for his signature, but chose Hibs after being impressed by head coach Alan Stubbs and his vision for the club.

"When I met Alan, I was impressed because he is young and enthusiastic and he wants to bring something new to the club,” he said.

"I think the Scottish Championship will be a very exciting league next season and I'm looking forward to playing for Hibernian.

"I had a few other offers to consider before I chose Hibernian. I thought this was the most exciting challenge and it was very clear in my head that I wanted to be here."

Stubbs was delighted to be able to sign El Alagui and said he is targeting other quality signings to add to the squad.

"We're delighted with the news Farid has decided to join the club - he will be a great addition to the club and his arrival has given everybody a lift,” Stubbs said.

"We've had to fight off competition from Scottish Premiership clubs and also competed with clubs from down south in order to bring Farid here to the club.

"I'm thrilled that he has seen the potential and, after we had a chat, he bought into my vision for Hibernian and the direction where we want to go.

"We've mentioned before that we want to add quality players to the squad and El Alagui’s arrival is the type of signing we're aiming to introduce this summer.”

El Alagui is expected to make his Hibernian debut in Tuesday's friendly at Dunfermline. 

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Sergio Ramos has refused to discuss interest from Manchester United

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has raised further question marks over his future after a coy response concerning interest from Manchester United.

Van Persie 'agrees Fenerbahce terms'

Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is close to joining Fenerbahce after reportedly agreeing terms with the Turkish club.

Roma keen to sign Man City striker Edin Dzeko but admit a transfer is not close

Roma have confirmed their interest in signing Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko this summer - but admit a deal is some distance from being agreed.

Mail Box

Has Everyone Forgotten About Khedira?

Sami Khedira is one of the signings of the summer and yet he's flown completely under the radar. Plus Dommy S's views of women's football get a right old shoeing...

Women's Success Won't Alter Viewing Habits

The Women's World Cup hasn't inspired everyone. Also in the Mailbox: a plastic's guide to Brazil, Nani regrets, tears over Henry, and The Beach Boys...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company