By Adefunmiloye Alani

8th Jun, 2021 | 9:10pm

Hibernian set £5m asking price for Leeds United target Josh Doig

Scottish Premiership outfit Hibernian have reportedly set an asking price of £5million for Leeds United target Josh Doig.

Football London’s chief Arsenal reporter Chris Wheatley took to his Twitter account to reveal on Tuesday.

The Whites, Arsenal, Manchester City and Leicester City are all keen on snapping up the 19-year-old this summer [The Sun], and more targets could emerge after learning of his fee.

According to Wheatley, the Gunners are yet to table an offer for Doig, and those close to the Hibs star do not think he will be joining the North Londoners.

Advantage Leeds?

The Elland Road outfit want a left-back with Ezgjan Alioski strongly linked with an exit, and Doig could be a perfect long-term replacement.

The youngster has established himself as one of the best players in the Scottish top-flight, earning the praises of Rangers manager Steven Gerrard.

The Liverpool legend dubbed the teenager a ‘real good player with huge potential’ after his side met with Hibs in April[Daily Record], and Leeds could do with such a talent following Gerrard’s glowing appraisal.

Doig emerged as the Scottish Football Writers’ Association Young Player of the Year for last term, and he definitely has something to offer the bigwigs in the Premier League if signed.

Leeds will be looking to rely on a more experienced left-back next season, but that is not likely to be Stuart Dallas with a couple of targets on their radar.

We would need someone to provide excellent cover and competition for whoever is signed as Alioski’s direct replacement, and Doig could be a fine option.

The Scotland youth international is available for a bargain fee and we should not hesitate to snap him up.

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