Lee Johnson reveals the Hibs couple are poised for transfer

The Hibs manager admitted the club are trying to help Jair Tavares and Runar Hauge leave Easter Road.

Tavares, 22, made just nine appearances for the club and 237 minutes in total after joining from Benfica B last year.

Hibs paid a six-figure transfer fee for Tavares and will now try to sign the player either on loan or on a permanent basis.

Hauge, 21, has only played three times for Hibs since signing in January 2022 and was loaned to Dundalk.

Commenting on the transfer status of both players, Johnson told the Daily Record: “I think it’s about time that Jair might move on loan or make a permanent move.” That will shake up the squad a bit.

“He didn’t infiltrate the team quite as much as I would have liked and got the minutes.”

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“The same goes for Runar. We are currently trying to support him as much as possible in breaking new ground.”

Meanwhile, Johnson announced that Joe Newell is scheduled to have a hamstring exam.

The midfielder played the opening 20 minutes of the pre-season win against Europa FC before plodding away as a precaution. Josh Campbell replaced him in the 2-0 win in Spain.

The player is said to have the issue investigated in Spain before the pre-season starts.

“Joe has had a neural hamstring injury for the last 10 days and he wants to keep going through this and he has but we said if there were any signs let it go.”

“I’d say it’s a precaution, but at the same time we need to scan it and try to get that out here if we can to determine what needs to be done.”

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