Melker Hallberg: Hibernian sign Swedish midfielder from Udinese

Melker Hallberg is a Sweden Under-21 international
Melker Hallberg is a Sweden Under-21 international

Hibernian have signed Swedish midfielder Melker Hallberg on a three-year deal.

The 23-year-old spent last season at Danish club Vejle Boldklu after a move from Udinese.

During time at the Serie A club he had loan spells with Valerenga and Hammarby in Norway and Kalmar in Sweden.

"From what I have seen, I think I will be well suited to Scottish football and I like the passion of the supporters," Hallberg told the club website.

"I had other options but they made me feel really wanted and it helps to know they have been looking at me for some time. I think it's the perfect place for me to enjoy my football and develop as a player."

A Sweden Under-21 international with three B caps, he played five times for Udinese in 2015 after his switch from Kalmar in his homeland, where he returned two years later.

"Melker is a young player who has a lot of attributes and potential," said Hibs boss Paul Heckingbottom.

"He is comfortable on the ball, plays with a lot of energy and is tactically very good."

Meanwhile, Hibs have sent Jamie Gullan, 20, back on loan to Raith Rovers. The forward scored once in 14 appearances for the Kirkcaldy side in the second half of last season.

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