Hibernian have set the price for Celtic to sign winter transfer target Martin Boyle.

The Hibees want at least £1.5 million for the Australian international, report today’s Scottish Daily Mail [p89].

The Scottish champions can very well muster up the cash to bring Boyle across the central belt.

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However, will fans take to the idea or will he be the competition to James Forrest the club needs?

Hibs name Martin Boyle price for Celtic

The greens of Glasgow and Edinburgh have been a bit frosty of the years in terms of transfers.

Steven Fletcher was a once upon a time Celtic target. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Steven Fletcher’s transfer saga is perhaps the most commonly remembered feud between the two.

It appears Boyle is the next man that the Hoops are in for with their transfer guru Nick Hammond watching the winger against Hamilton Accies on Wednesday. [The Sun]

Boyle’s current club have finally named their price for any potential suitors. Jack Ross and co are looking for at least £1.5 million to secure the services of the 26-year-old.

Jack Ross’ side are looking for £1.5 million for Martin Boyle. (Photo by Chris Vaughan – CameraSport via Getty Images)

This amount is in the Celts’ price range, but everyone is aware of Chief Executive Peter Lawwell’s stubbornness when it comes to paying fees.

 

Hibs are looking for a fair amount for their star player and the Hoops have the money.

The Hoops need to be bold and pay it for a player who could be very useful to the club.

Forrest is having it too easy of late with little or no competition to challenge him for his spot.

James Forrest needs competition on the right. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Some fans would even suggest that his performances have dipped of late.

Neil Lennon has even gone as far to change the entire shape of the team while his right winger is out injured as there are no straight back-ups.

Celtic shouldn’t hesitate to pay the fee to bring an international winger to the club.

Failure to do so could result in a similar end to Fletcher where The Bhoys missed out on the league title.

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