Hibernian: Nohan Kenneh joins Leeds on a three-year contract | Soccer News

Hibernian has signed 19-year-old midfielder Nohan Kenneh on a three-year contract with Leeds.

The teenager will join Lee Johnson’s squad when his contract with the Premier League club expires at the end of next month.

Kenneh progressed through the West Yorkshire team academy and made the league squad 13 times.

New Hibs manager Johnson has described the signing of the Liberian-born defender – capped by England at Under-16 and Under-17 level – as “a real coup”.

“We are delighted to welcome Nohan to Hibernian FC,” he told the Hibs website. “He adds something extra to our team and although his primary position is defensive midfield, he also gives us the versatility to play at the back.

“He is a young player with a great presence and a lot of quality. He has a real desire to develop and play regular first-team football.

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New Hibernian manager Lee Johnson thinks he has inherited a good team, but it’s the one that needs to evolve to bring success back to Easter Road.

“Nohan has attracted interest from both the UK and overseas, so this signing is a real coup for us. To reach his potential, he needs to have the right attitude and the desire to be the best he can be. .

“We look forward to working with him and welcoming him to the Hibs family.”

Hibs head of recruitment Ian Gordon believes Kenneh has plenty of development opportunities at Easter Road.

“Nohan is a really exciting young player who has a lot of potential and a number of quality attributes that will suit our style of play,” he said.

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“It fits the model we’re trying to introduce here at Hibernian, bringing in talented young players who will not only strengthen our first team, but those we can develop into even better players.

“He’s a really positive signing for the club.”

His signing comes after the Easter Road club announced that Scottish goalkeeper David Marshall had agreed a two-year contract with the club.

The 37-year-old will join next month when his contract at QPR expires and will compete with Matt Macey and Kevin Dabrowski.

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