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Hibernian sign former Falkirk and Dundee United striker Farid El Alagui

French hitman is Stubbs' second capture as he pens a two year contract at Easter Road.

Farid El Alagui, Dundee United, May 2014.
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Hibernian have signed French striker Farid El Alagui on a two year contract.

The 28-year-old, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Dundee United, joins on a free transfer after leaving Brentford under freedom of contract.

El Alagui becomes manager Alan Stubbs' second summer signing after David Gray joined from burton Albion last week.

Speaking to the official Hibernian website, El Alagui said: "I'm really happy to be at Hibs and I'm excited about the challenge ahead.

"As soon as I came here the move felt right and I felt good about playing for Hibs."

"I had a few other offers to consider before I chose Hibernian. I thought this was the most exciting challenge and it was very clear in my head that I wanted to be here.

"We will be doing everything we can to make sure we get back into the Scottish Premiership."

El Alagui hit three goals in 15 games at the Tannadice side last term, and managed nine in 30 games in his time at Brentford.

He had arguably his most successful spell while north of the border, scoring 18 goals in his 33 games as a Falkirk player in 2011/12.

Stubbs spoke of his delight at capturing the striker, and said El Alagui had turned down interest from the Scottish Premiership to sign.

He said: "He will be a great addition to the club and his arrival has given everybody a lift.

"We've had to fight off competition from Scottish Premiership clubs and also competed with clubs from down south in order to bring Farid here to the club.

"We've mentioned before that we want to add quality players to the squad and Farid's arrival is the type of signing we're aiming to introduce this summer."

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