Hibernian chairman Ron Gordon has admitted Leicester City are interested in taking Scottish Premiership starlet Josh Doig away from Easter Road in the summer transfer window, speaking to The Sun.
Three years after losing John McGinn to Aston Villa, Hibs have another exciting young Scot in their ranks – an 18-year-old with no shortage of admirers on both sides of the border.
Edinburgh-born Doig has been one of the breakthrough stars of the 2020/21 campaign, his admiration for compatriot Kieran Tierney shining through with every explosion of acceleration, every inch-perfect cross whipped in from the left-hand side.
Leeds United, Arsenal, Celtic and even Manchester City have been linked since the turn of the year.
And, according to Gordon, a club with a superb track record when it comes to turning potential into top-level talent – from James Maddison to Caglar Soyuncu and James Justin to Harvey Barnes – have also made their interest known.
“I think (Doig) has been terrific. I love him. I love his energy. He has tremendous attributes as a player. He’s got great speed and a terrific shot – if he ever puts it in, it’ll be a beautiful thing,” Gordon beams.
“I’m excited Brendan Rodgers is interested in him. For a kid like Josh, the ability to play for a team like Leicester City is something we have to be behind and encourage.”
The Sun reports Doig, despite signing a new contract only a few weeks ago, is valued at a bargain £1.5 million – a sum of money Leicester could probably find down the back of the sofa, even in this covid-afflicted market.
But, while he was in no mood to reveal the teenager’s market value, Gordon did admit Doig would be going nowhere on the cheap.
“There is a time for everyone. This is just his first year so let’s wait and see. I’d hope he won’t go cheaply! I don’t think we should undersell our players.”