Emerson Hyndman, who previously spent six months with Rangers FC, is headed back to the Scottish Premiership with parent club A.F.C. Bournemouth agreeing to loan the 22-year-old center mid to Edinburgh based Hibernian F.C.
Hibernian have confirmed the move via their official twitter account:
During his first six months in the Scottish league Hyndman appeared in 11 games with the Rangers and scored four goals in the 2016/2017 season. In 2017/2018 The Cherries kept Hyndman for the entire season, likely at least in part due to a pre-season injury making a loan difficult. However, Hyndman saw very little time and it seems like a wasted year.
American fans were probably hopeful that a healthy Hyndman would make a push for minutes in the English Premier League this year. However, he was not a regular in the preseason and with Bournemouth bringing in Jefferson Lerma for a club record fee it was unlikely he would get significant minutes so the loan spell might be for the best. At this point Hyndman needs to see the field on a regular basis and get as many minutes as possible to continue his development. He should get the opportunity to do that at Hibernian who were promoted to the Scottish Premier League having won the Scottish Championship in 2017.