Harry McKirdy set to stay at Swindon Town after failed Hibernian move

Harry McKirdy set to stay at Swindon Town after failed Hibernian move
Harry McKirdy set to stay at Swindon Town after failed Hibernian move

SWINDON Town striker Harry McKirdy has seen his proposed move to Scottish Premiership side Hibernian fall through after talks broke down over a fee Hibs would pay, according to reports.

Hibs approached Swindon on Tuesday over the 25-year-old’s availability, and McKirdy traveled to Edinburgh on Wednesday night to add the finishing touches to what appeared to be a straightforward agreement between the two clubs.

With fees originally agreed between Swindon and Hibs, McKirdy was meant to be in the Scottish capital just pass a medical and sign the contract at Easter Road.

However, soccer scotland reports that both clubs have now walked away from the table after the deal was amended and a deal could not be reached.

The Scottish title said: “Negotiations between the clubs were expected to go smoothly but dragged on today (Thursday), with the issue believed to relate to the fee Hibs would pay the club County Ground in order to bring McKirdy to the Scottish Premiership .”

The forward had been in talks with the Hibees for much of the past week. The Easter Road outfit had been eyeing the 25-year-old and were said to have been convinced to strike a deal long before the window closed.

But with the option that McKirdy has now apparently been taken off the table, unless the deal can somehow be resurrected, Hibs will frantically turn his attention to other targets in order to find a new striker for the next few months at least.

The collapse couldn’t have come at a worse time for Lee Johnson’s men, having cleared striker Christian Doidge to join Kilmarnock for the season on loan earlier this week.

If Hibs are unable to find a replacement, they may have to bring in one of the club’s talented youngsters for the time being or pay the recall fee on Doidge and play a striker that Johnson has already said is not a fit. to his plans. .

. Harry McKirdy should stay Swindon Town after failure move from Hibernian

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