Man City, Leeds & Celtic tracking Hibernian’s teenage left-back Josh Doig

Josh Doig Hibernian 2020-21

Hibernian full-back Josh Doig is attracting interest from Manchester City, Leeds United and Celtic ahead of a possible summer move.

Doig, who has impressedin the Scottish Premiership in the 2020-21 season, will command a fee of around a £1 million having become a regular at left-back for high-flying Hibs.

The defender, whohas two-and-a-half years left on his contract, is being tracked by Manchester City as they lookto add a left-back to their academy teams.

The Premier League side could also likely make use of theirwider City Football Group, with there being the possibility to arrange a loan move with one of their sister clubs.

However, Leeds and Celtic would likely offer a faster route to first-team football for the defender, who has also played on the left-hand side of midfield.

Scouts have noted Doig’s attacking output as a huge part of his game, with his crossing ability and tireless running two of his key attributes.

Doig, who has made 19 appearances for Hibs this season and provided two assists,is also defensively solid and is the latest talented young left-back to emerge from Scotland following the likes of Andrew Robertson, Kieran Tierney andAaron Hickey.

The full-back spent last season on loan with Queens Park and has earned youth caps with his national team, withHibs boss Jack Ross explaining earlier in the season: “At 18 years old, for Josh to have played so many games and made the impact he has is impressive.

“He is growing all the time in stature and becoming more confident. I speak often enough about Lewis Stevenson supporting and helping him -and I think that we’ve used Josh sensibly this year, in terms of the times we’ve brought him out of the team.


Source : goal.com