By David Woods

27th Jan, 2021 | 10:43am

Leeds plot swoop for £1m-rated left-back who is a 'tireless' runner – report

Leeds United are in the hunt for Hibernian left-back Josh Doig, according to Goal. 

The 18-year-old has been turning heads in the Scottish Premiership this season and has made 14 starts in the top-flight.

That was after a successful loan spell in the 19/20 season for Queen’s Park.

He’s now rated at £1m and has interest from Man City and Celtic as well as Leeds, over a summer move.

It’s claimed that Man City could offer him a loan to one of their sister clubs, while Leeds would be able to offer a faster track through to first-team football.

The report also claims that scouts have picked out his attacking and ‘tireless running’ as two of his qualities.

Doig could fit the bill

This is an interesting proposition.

Doig is a regular in the Scottish top-flight at just 18 years of age and Leeds need a left-back.

It’s the one position we’ve been unable to sort under Marcelo Bielsa after Barry Douglas went out on loan to Blackburn.

In his absence, Gjanni Alioski and Stuart Dallas have been filling in there, but the former is much better going forward and Dallas is right-footed.

Doig is a natural left-back but he’s good with both of his feet and his “tireless running” makes us think he’d be a great fit for Leeds.

Marcelo Bielsa demands an elite level of fitness from his players and will be looking for attacking output from any full-back.

Hibs manager Jack Ross has acknowledged interest in his player and said the club is under no imperative to sell him in January.

He said, “I’m loath to say with certainty that nothing will ever happen because it could change. But not at the moment.”

However, that could change in the summer when Leeds will be in the market for a left-back. If Premier League clubs come in for Doig, Hibs will likely have to sell for the right price.

This is definitely one to watch.

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