A goal and an assist: Celtic, Arsenal and Chelsea target Josh Doig excels in Saturday match
Celtic, Arsenal and Chelsea target Josh Doig produced an excellent performance for Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership today.
Sky Sports reported less than a month ago that Doig was being monitored closely by all three clubs after his breakthrough into the Hibs first-team this season.
It was interest that prompted a comment from the left wing-back himself.
He told Not The Old Firm in January: “It’s crazy seeing your name everywhere but it’s good to know that all the hard work I am putting in is getting the attention of the big clubs.
“It is crazy for me but it’s good. What’s for you won’t go by you if you put all the hard work in but seeing all these big teams interested, it’s unbelievable.
“It’s great having your name everywhere but you can’t let it distract you. It’s obviously good but there’s big three points to be won. I am just keeping my head down and not taking anything for granted. I have to push forward.”
Why are Celtic, Arsenal and Chelsea keen on Josh Doig?
It’s safe to say the transfer speculation didn’t impact his display at home to Hamilton Academical today.
Not only did he register an assist supporting Martin Boyle, he nodded home a goal for himself – the very first of his senior career so far.
It was a great moment for the 18-year-old, who produced a fantastic all-round display across the 90 minutes.
As well as his goal contributions, he managed two shots on target, two key passes and completed a dribble. In defence he was effective too, registering a tackle, two interceptions and a clearance. [WhoScored]
Overall he’s played 24 times for Hibs this season under Jack Ross and is still just 18-years-old.
Celtic could be in the market for a left-sided player this summer, with Diego Laxalt due to return to AC Milan after his loan.
Doig isn’t the finished article yet, but could be worth a punt, especially with Premier League clubs showing interest.
We’d do well to keep one of the best young Scottish prospects in the country.
His progress is at least worth tracking between now and May.