Many Celtic fans have been discussing the transfer news linking them with a move for Hibernian youngster Josh Doig.
Sky Sports have recently reported that Celtic are one of the clubs interested in signing Doig from Hibernian, with Arsenal and Chelsea also interested in the youngster. The report states that the 18-year-old’s performances for Hibs this season have caught the attention of multiple clubs and while Celtic aren’t looking to sign a left-back in January, they can move for Doig in the summer. He is currently valued at £450k.
Should Celtic sign Doig?
This update was relayed on Twitter by Sky Sports Scotland. Many Celtic fans made their views clear about Doig.
What did Celtic fans make of these links with Doig?
“No bad wee player once we get rid of lennon and bring in a manager who can develop players he would be a great prospect.”
“Let’s face it he’s not daft enough to go to Celtic with Lennon at the club, he’d stop progressing as a player immediately just like every other player currently at Celtic in the last 18 months.“
“Come to celtic.”
“Would take him, portous and Lewis ferguson. Think we should always be hoovering up the best scottish talent.“
The Scottish left-back has made as many as 17 league appearances this season for Hibs, getting a couple of assists so far. He had also featured for the club in their recent game against Rangers (as per Transfermarkt).
He has picked up a rating of 6.60 in the league this season and 15 players have picked up better ratings than him in the Hibs side.
“Far more logical for a move to Celtic. Playing in bigger games, European football every season, wouldn’t start down south atm.“
“Make your minds up it was Leeds and man City early on.“
As things stand, Celtic do have Diego Laxalt and Greg Taylor as left-back options. Having said that, Laxalt is on loan from Milan and his move hasn’t been made permanent. So if he does leave Parkhead at the end of the campaign, Celtic may need another option at left-back.
Doig is still 18 and might offer the potential to improve in the future too. So signing the left-back in the summer would arguably be a sensible move for Celtic.