Hibernian complete the signing of 23-year-old defender

Hibernian have completed the signing of Tom James from Yeovil Town for an undisclosed fee.

The versatile Welshman signed a three-year deal with the Scottish club.

James joined Yeovil Town from Cardiff City, he played almost 100 games for the League Two club.

Speaking about the move, James said:

It was definitely the gaffer who swung it for me. He showed how much he wanted me and that was the biggest pull,

As a footballer, you want the manager to be on your side from the start and I feel like he definitely is. I want to repay him for that.

I think he wants me to be a full-back who gets forward and creates chances, though I did play all the way across the back four last season and occasionally in the centre of midfield.

Meanwhile, Hibernian manager, Paul Heckingbottom added:

We’re really pleased to have Tom on board,

He’s a highly-rated young player who can operate in a number of positions, which is obviously advantageous when we want to run with a smaller group.

I know Tom well and we have seen him play many times.

I’m delighted he has bought into what we want to achieve here because he had a lot of other offers.

Tom has good quality, is composed on the ball and has a great attitude to improve. We look forward to working with him.

The 23-year-old defender will become Hibernian fifth signing of the summer.

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