Midfield star Dylan Tait has been the subject of a transfer bid from SPFL Premiership side Hibernian, which has been accepted by Raith Rovers and approved by the football authorities before the transfer window shut last night.
The midfield playmaker has signed a 4 year contract until June 2025 with the Easter Road side. As part of the transfer arrangement Dylan will be immediately loaned back to Raith Rovers until January 2022, and the paperwork for this aspect of the transfer is already underway.
The exact amount of the transfer fee is undisclosed, but there are clauses built into the agreement that will see Raith Rovers benefit as Dylan progresses in his career.
Dylan (19) has made 68 appearances in total for the Rovers, scoring 8 goals, since making his debut at the end of the 2018-19 season away to Montrose in SPFL League One.
He made a further 21 appearances in season 2019-20 as Rovers were promoted as SPFL League One Champions, and then played 36 matches last season as the club made a triumphant return to the SPFL Championship, culminating in a Playoff Semi-Final defeat to Dundee FC.
Dylan started off in the Partick Thistle youth system before moving on to FEFA (the Fife Elite Football Academy) – he signed signed his first professional contract with the Rovers in January 2019 and started as a 1st year Modern Apprentice in summer 2019.
After featuring regularly in matchday squads in season 2019-20, Dylan had impressed with his work-rate, application and commitment and was rewarded with a contract extension in February 2020. In December 2020 Dylan agreed a contract extension through to the summer of 2024.
Dylan was presented with the Malcolm Szpera Award for Endeavour in season 2019-20, and the award for Young Player of the Year at the end of season 2020-21.
Good Luck for the future Dylan!