Hibernian manager Jack Ross has commented on reported Celtic target Josh Doig.
Goal yesterday stated that the Hoops were tracking the exciting young left-back. They also believe that an offer of £1million could be enough to get Hibs to sell.
Doig then produced an excellent individual display against Rangers at Easter Road. He caused them real bother with his attacking intent down the left side. On another day, he could’ve had one or two assists to his name despite the 1-0 defeat.
And Ross has provided an update on the player’s situation, as he claimed there have been no acceptable offers for his youngster as of yet.
As quoted by the Daily Record, Ross said: “We’ve had young players who have performed well this season and there have been notes of interest from clubs.
“As it stands, there’s nothing that would see any of those young players depart. But we will see what happens in the days left in the window.
“I’m loath to say with certainty that nothing will ever happen because it could change. But not at the moment.”
Jack Ross’ comments come as no surprise; Celtic unlikely to make move in this window
A move for Doig doesn’t add up at the moment when you look at the big picture surrounding both clubs.
Neil Lennon has already claimed that Celtic are looking for a right-back and a centre-back. That is indeed if we sign anyone before the window closes on Monday night.
Why, then, would Celtic splash out a seven-figure fee for a left-back? And when we already have Greg Taylor impressing again with Diego Laxalt on the sidelines? We have plenty of options there for now, and Doig arriving this January wouldn’t suit either party.
You then have the prospect of the fee involved too. Would Hibs honestly accept £1m for a player who’s been receiving so much praise? They’ve hardly been the easiest club to work with when you look back to the Steven Fletcher and John McGinn sagas.
We’ve seen all of this before. We don’t get players cheap from Easter Road, and neither we should. But Celtic would have a major decision to make on whether such a fee would be worth it just now.
Personally, I just don’t see it. We have more important moves to make if we’re focusing on getting signings through the door this month.