Hibs announce permanent transfer as star makes homeland return

The midfield player’s deal was scheduled to end this summer.

Jimmy Jeggo, a central midfielder for Hibernian FC, has signed a permanent deal with Melbourne City after returning to Australia. Jeggo’s contract with the Hibs was scheduled to expire this summer, but he has avoided that date by joining the A-League squad.

The 31-year-old arrived at Easter Road in 2023 and went on to play for the team in 41 games across all competitions. However, under Nick Montgomery, he has recently had difficulty getting meaningful and consistent playing time. After overcoming Hodgkin’s cancer as a teenager, the midfielder began his senior career with VTC Football and later joined Adelaide United and Melbourne Victory.

After that, Jeggo played football for Sturm Graz in the Austrian divisions until moving to Austria Wien in 2018. Jeggo left to play for Aris in Greece after two years, then he moved to Eupen in Belgium in 2020. The central midfielder signed an 18-month contract with the Easter Road team in 2023, but he is now returning to his native Australia.

“First and foremost, we’d like to thank Jimmy for all his efforts during his time with us,” the Hibs head coach stated in response to Jeggo’s departure. He was a role model for professionalism and contributed significantly to the Club.

It was determined, following a few conversations with Jimmy, that he would investigate his interest in his own country. It made sense to let Jimmy take advantage of that opportunity when Melbourne City made a bid for him due to family matters. We want the best for him in the future.

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