"It’s unbelievable"; Josh Doig comments on transfer speculation after Celtic, Arsenal and Chelsea interest

By John McGinley

January 29, 2021

Hibernian defender Josh Doig has been commenting on the speculation surrounding his future in recent days, as Celtic, Arsenal and Chelsea show interest.

Sky Sports reported on Wednesday that all three clubs were monitoring his progress after he burst into the Hibs side this season.

Celtic are said not to be looking for a left-back this January but could make a move for Doig in the summer transfer window.

The 18-year-old has only made 27 senior appearances in his career, so the transfer rumour experience has been quite something for him.

Speaking to Not The Old Firm, he said: “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.

“I’m scrolling through Twitter and I am seeing my name everywhere, it’s madness, I can’t get over it. I can’t get distracted as we know there are big games coming up we need to win.

“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.”

I’m sure many more clubs are watching Doig at the moment given his exposure to first-team football at a young age. Jack Ross has placed a large amount of trust in the player so far this season.

Josh Doig in action against Celtic / (Photo by Ross MacDonald/SNS Group via Getty Images)

As Celtic consider the future of the left-back position, Doig is definitely worth a closer look.

The Scotland youth international is catching the eye on a regular basis. Just this week he won plaudits for his performance up against James Tavernier and Rangers.

From the sound of his comments, he has the ambition to play at a bigger club in future too.

In other news, Celtic fans have reacted warmly to the news Dominic McKay will arrive as CEO this summer.