Andrei Agius is planning to end his career with Hibernians FC as the veteran defender has a verbal agreement with the Malta champions to put pen to paper to a new one-year contract.
The 35-year-old defender is coming from an excellent season with Hibernians where he helped the club to their 14th Premier League title.
However, his contract with the Paolites is set to expire at the end of June. It is understood that Agius has been approached by a few Premier League clubs in the past few weeks but it was always the intention of the player to end his career at Hibernians.
Talks between Hibernians and the player were held in the last few weeks and there is a verbal agreement between the two parties to extend their association for another season.
Agius is expected to put seal to his contract extension with Hibernians shortly that will see him prolong his tenure at the club for an eighth and final season as the veteran defender is expected to retire at the end of the 2022-23 season.
Meanwhile, Hibernians are continuing their efforts to strengthen their squad ahead of their commitments in the UEFA Champions League qualifiers in July.
At present, the Paolites have confirmed only three of the foreign players that were on their books last season, namely goalkeeper Ibrahim Kone, winger Thaylor Aldama and midfielder Ali Diakhite.
Coach Stefano Sanderra will remain in charge of the team after the Italian put pen to paper on a two-year contract extension.