Gilmar set to join Hibernians on loan

Naxxar Lions attacking midfielder Gilmar da Silva Ribeiro is set to join champions Hibernians on a one-year loan deal.

Gilmar was a key player in the Naxxar squad which managed to retain their Premier League status in the past two years. He had joined the club in summer 2013 and won the BOV Player of the Month award twice during his first season at the club and once again last February. His contract expired at the end of the season but Naxxar offered him a new contract, signing a three-year deal.

Hibernians are expected to continue to strengthen their squad with at least another two Brazilian players.