Elian Coussement is reporting that Kortrijk striker Pape Habib Gueye is leaving Belgium to join Hibernian in Scotland. The 23-year-old Senegalese forward’s contract was set to expire in 2024 and it seemed unlikely that the sides would agree on a renewal, given that the striker has only featured once so far this season.
Gueye burst onto the scene in Norway when playing for Aalesund. In two seasons at the club, he scored 25 goals in 59 games before joining Kortrijk in the winter of 2020. In 84 games for the side, he has scored 16 goals. The striker’s best season for the club was 2020/2021 when he grabbed five goals and three assists in 21 starts.
Kortrijk are the only team without a point so far this season. They lost 3-1 at home to Eupen, another relegation candidate. So far, the side have conceded 13 goals and scored just three. To make matters worse, new striker Thierry Ambrose picked up an injury during the game against Eupen.
Hibs have a number of former Pro League players in Rocky Bushiri, James Jeggo and Thody Youan.