Jack Ross confirms Celtic-linked star "highly likely" to leave Hibs imminently; destination unknown

By John McGinley

August 1, 2021

Celtic-linked left-back Josh Doig is on the verge of a summer exit from Hibernian, his manager Jack Ross has confirmed.

Doig hasn’t been included in today’s match squad, so inevitably the Hibs manager was asked about the situation ahead of the kick-off away to Motherwell.

Speaking on BBC Sportsound [15:47], Ross said: “Josh is highly likely to leave the club. He’s been the subject of a lot of attention and concrete interest over the last few days. For us and Josh, it needs to reach a head one way or another. I’d like to keep him but it looks more likely he’ll leave the club and fairly soon.”

Ross was then asked if he’s heading to England, which the Hibs boss wouldn’t confirm or deny, simply saying, “Possibly, I think there’s a solid number of suitors who want him.”

So, Celtic could still be in the hunt here.

The Bhoys’ interest in the player was reported by Sky Sports back in January. They said Celtic would be considering a summer move for the player.

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However, there’s also been a lot of interest from down in England and even across Europe in the player, so it’s no sure thing he makes the switch to Glasgow.

The 19-year-old was the subject of a rejected bid from Watford earlier this summer.

Ange Postecoglou needs another left-back option with only Greg Taylor currently relied upon. Boli Bolingoli is in the squad too but doesn’t look close to featuring.

Doig won the Scottish Football Writers Young Player of the Year award last season and could have the potential to feature regularly for the Bhoys.

It sounds like we’ll know where he’ll be playing his football sooner rather than later.

In other news, Kyogo Furuhashi sends Instagram message to Celtic supporters after Hearts defeat.