Hibernian have confirmed Tim Clancy as the club’s first signing of the summer.
The Irish defender joins the Easter Road side after rejecting a new contract to stay at Motherwell.
Clancy has put pen to paper on a two-year deal as Pat Fenlon continues an overhaul of the squad which finished 11th in the SPL last season.
He told the club’s official website: "Hibs are a big club in Scotland and I jumped at the opportunity when I was given the chance to sign.
"Ever since I first came up to Scotland, Hibs are a club that I've always liked. Now moving forward we've got a fresh start and hopefully we can begin the season well.
"Obviously the second game into the season (the Edinburgh Derby) is a massive one. Hopefully we can all kick on and enjoy a much better season than last year."
The 28-year-old made 30 matches for the Steelmen after playing for Kilmarnock in their opening game of the season against Dundee United.
He joined the Ayrshire side in August 2007, going on to make over 60 appearances for the Rugby Park club.
However it was at Fir Park where Clancy excelled, becoming part of the defence which helped Motherwell claim third place and a spot in the Champions League qualifiers.
And he admitted it wasn’t easy to leave Stuart McCall’s men, adding: "It was a tough decision in some respects. Last season at Motherwell we had a very tight squad; we didn't use many players, which I think helped us.
"All the players knew each other's game and we were lucky with injuries as well. It was very enjoyable because we won our fair share of games and finished with the highest ever number of points that Motherwell have had in their SPL history.
"So qualifying for the Champions League qualifiers was a pull to stay, but as soon as it was nailed on to come here to Hibs I was delighted to sign."
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