By Mark Smith

9th Apr, 2021 | 4:45pm

Jack Ross: I would not stand in way of Hibernian selling Leeds-linked Josh Doig

Hibernian boss Jack Ross has admitted that he would not stand in the way of Leeds United-linked Josh Doig being sold this summer.

The Sun have reported this week that Leicester, Manchester City and Arsenal are also interested in the 18-year-old, with scouts taking in his action.

Ross shared that there is no pressure on the Hibs board to keep any players over the summer, as it is his job to rebuild from that.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Ross insisted that he would understand if the Scottish club had to let players go to help ease their financial struggles.

“The ideal scenario is that your squad remains intact,” he said.

“Everyone knows of my standard on things, I will adapt to whatever situation I am in. Even in January, there was no pressure put on him to not sell any of the players.

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“I understood the challenges the club have faced financially in recent times, and believes that at some point you’ll have to sell really good players for a certain value.”

Door opened.

Former boss Ray McKinnon labelled the young left-back as “phenomenal” after a loan spell last season and even compared him to Andy Robertson.

This is the door being opened early for a potential exit this summer and preparing the squad and fans for an exodus at Easter Road.

Should Hibs being looking to raise some funds after the COVID-19 pandemic, there aren’t many that will be worth more than Doig.

The 18-year-old will know all about these links to the likes of the Whites and Manchester City, and this could be one to keep an eye on over the next couple of months.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites want to sign this award-winning left-footer who could replace one exit-bound player at Elland Road