Paul Cairney has put pen to paper on a two-year deal with Hibernian to become the club’s third summer signing.
The highly-rated midfielder had been heavily linked with the Easter Road side after departing Partick Thistle.
Cairney, 24, scored 20 goals in 107 appearances for the Firhill men and caught the attention of several SPL sides.
However the player opted to join Pat Fenlon’s side and has targeted firing the capital club up the league after last season’s 11th place SPL finish.
He told the club’s official website: "It's absolutely amazing to sign for Hibernian - it's definitely the highlight of my career so far.
"But this is just the start of it all, now I want to show the Hibs fans what I'm all about by working hard and playing my part in helping the team to achieve success.
"Hibs are a massive club, everything is in place for us to kick on and have a strong season. I'm going to be doing everything I can to make sure that happens and I'm really excited about the future."
Having already added Tim Clancy and James McPake to his squad, Hibs boss Fenlon believes adding Cairney is another piece of the jigsaw.
He added: "Paul is a player who has been on our radar for a while now and we're delighted to be able to add him to the squad for the new season.
"He will offer us something different - he is a midfielder, who likes to get forward and is always looking to spark a game into life.
"He can play in a number of positions both in midfield and in the forward areas and can finish well when he gets the chance.
"Paul has also got a fantastic attitude and never hides in a game; he is always looking to get on the ball. Plus he has the drive and ambition to help us to move forward as a team.
"We're pleased with the progress we're making on the transfer front but we're hopeful we can add some more new faces in the near future."
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