Alan Stubbs: Only ‘significant sums’ can lure Scott Allan from Hibernian

Allan has been linked with a summer move to both Rangers and Celtic.

As reported by the Daily Record, Celtic, Rangers and Ipswich all want to sign Scott Allan, but Hibs boss Alan Stubbs has played down the chances of a deal, speaking to the same media outlet.

Stubbs said: “I felt there might be offers for some of the players this summer but I knew they were all very happy here. Unless the contracts offered were for significant sums then I knew we had the benefit of how much the lads enjoyed it last season.”

Stubbs believes that the atmosphere at Hibs will keep all his best players at the club, having come so close to securing promotion to the Premiership last season.

Finishing in second place in the Championship, they lost in the play-offs to Rangers, who then went and lost in the final to Motherwell.

Allan was central to all their success during the 2014/15 season, scoring two goals and registering 17 assists in 40 games. He was named Championship player of the season, and Rangers want to bring him to Ibrox to aid their own search for promotion.

Celtic also want the winger, and they are more likely to offer the ‘significant sums’ that Stubbs speaks about. However, first-team chances could be hard to come by with the Bhoys, and having enjoyed a breakthrough campaign with Hibs after a couple of years of obscurity, Allan may not want to sacrifice consistent football for a higher wage packet.

Despite the interest in Allan, it is unlikely that Hibs will sanction a move for their star man, and Stubbs has issued a hands off warning to any teams that may plan a formal approach for the 23-year-old.

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