By Mark Smith

2nd Aug, 2021 | 10:10am

Two unnamed clubs close to agreement for Leeds-linked Josh Doig

Leeds United have been strongly linked with Hibernian defender Josh Doig over the weekend.

The left-back sensation was left out of Hibs’ matchday squad yesterday, and Jack Ross admitted his exit was imminent.

Adam Leventhal of the Atheltic has shared a major update, with an agreement close with two unnamed clubs.

The Athletic journalist shared the major update on his personal Twitter account late on Sunday evening.

It is suggested that an agreement is close for a fee of around £4-5million as the deal nears the end.

“Transfer update – Josh Doig,” he said.

“Understand Hibs close to an agreement with 2 clubs for sale of the LB. Fee likely to be £4-5m.

“Loads interested during window including Burnley who appear willing to onward loan, with Forest interested. Watford not in mix at this point.”

Deal close?

Burnley being mentioned makes it sound as though they could be leading the race to bring Doig to the Premier League.

Having said that, the Daily Record reported this weekend that Leeds are one of the clubs willing to match the £5million asking price.

This could be the perfect signing.

Junior Firpo has already arrived, but there is no real competition or back-up at left-back given the exit of Leif Davis.

Stuart Dallas will move into midfield permanently this season, leaving a free spot for Doig to come in and fight for that spot.

Burnely have Charlie Taylor and would be shipping Doig out on loan instantly, something that may put the likes of Leeds into the lead in this race.

Time will tell who these clubs are soon, but the Whites would be smart to get themselves in this race.

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