Scotland and England games helped Hibs lure Vykintas Slivka

Lithuania midfielder Vykintas Slivka says facing Gordon Strachan's national team gave him a taste for Scottish football as he completed his move to Hibernian.

Vykintas Slivka with agents Prince Lamona, left, and ex-Dundee United star Freddy Van Der Hoorn. Picture: Contributed

Manager Neil Lennon revealed on Tuesday night that Slivka, pictured, had agreed a three-year deal and Hibs have now received international clearance following his move from Juventus for an undisclosed fee. The 22-year-old has won 19 caps and has had loan spells at Modena, Den Bosch and Ascoli during his five years on the books of Juve.

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Vykintas, who could face Scotland again in a World Cup qualifier on 1 September, said: “I am very happy to have signed for Hibernian. This is another step in my career and I am really excited to be joining the club. The international matches against Scotland and England have given me a taste of the British style of football, and now I can’t wait to get started.”