Jackson Irvine in action for Hibs
The Australian midfielder arrived as a free agent in January and signed a short-term contract until the end of the season. He scored one goal and registered three assists in 21 games.
The club and players agreed to put the talks in the background until the curtain fell on the 2020/21 season. Hibs finished third and reached the Scottish Cup final, which they lost to St. Johnstone.
While other clubs, including Aberdeen, are already showing interest, the Evening News knows the 28-year-old is open to signing a new deal with Jack Ross if he wants to extend his stay in Scotland.
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Talks between the two parties are expected to take place, with Ross believing Hibs is a “very serious option” for Irvine, who is free to speak to other clubs as he weighs his future.
Hibs has signed Daniel Mackay from Inverness Caledonian Thistle for four years, while goalkeeper Matt Macey, who signed a two-year contract with Arsenal after arriving on short notice in January, and Kevin Dabrowski have also extended their contracts ahead of the 2021/22 season.
Jamie Murphy will also become a Hibs player when his loan from Rangers expires.
Ofir Marciano has already confirmed his resignation from Easter Road as a free agent this summer, while midfielder and coach Stephen McGinn is the only other player whose contract expires later this month.