Celtic could sign Hibernian left-back Josh Doig in a seven-figure contract this summer, according to reliable writer Stephen McGowan.
Celtic were linked with a January move for the 18-year-old, but no deal was struck, with right-back Jonjoe Kenny becoming the club’s only winter window acquisition.
However, the Parkhead giants weren’t the only Premier League club linked with Doig at the start of the year, with Arsenal, Chelsea, Leeds, and Manchester City all rumoured to be interested.
Doig, who has played left back and left midfield for Hibernian this season, was dubbed “phenomenal” by manager Ray McKinnon of Queens Park last season.
Speaking in his Daily Mail column, McGowan said:
Little sums up the state of paralysis at Parkhead more than the failure to register an interest in a left-back half the English Premier League are trying to snap up. Favourite to win Scotland’s Young Player of the Year, the 18-year-old should really be a no-brainer.
“The hopeless Diego Laxalt will follow Scott Brown and Shane Duffy out the door next week. And that leaves Greg Taylor as the only left-back in the building.
Doig clearly lacks solid, prolonged first-team experience. He’s not the finished article. But he’s tall, technically strong, and Hibs are not asking for silly money. The player some regard as the next Kieran Tierney or Andrew Robertson is up for grabs for £1.2m.”
Would purchasing the likes of Doig be a good investment for Celtic, well yes of course as the youngster clearly is making a name for himself and Celtic should be buying up all the Scottish talent they can before the English clubs come calling.
Will Doig be an instant first team player, maybe who knows as stranger things has happened, we never thought the likes of Frimpong would even get a sniff of senior action and ended up making us a tidy profit within a year of becoming a regular.