Former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell has told Football Insider that he thinks left back Josh Doig will definitely leave Hibernian for a Premier League club this summer.
The teenage full back has been strongly linked with a move away from Easter Road in recent weeks, with the likes of Nottingham Forest, West Ham and Celtic having been touted as potential suitors.
Whilst there is also said to be admiring glances from both Arsenal and Manchester City as the race for the defender’s signature heats up.
Now Campbell has claimed that he can certainly see the player departing the Scottish club, whilst he also made a prediction over where Doig will end up as he stated the following:
“Oh, Josh Doig is definitely off.
“The type of money Hibs are asking for him is peanuts to Premier League teams.
“I just think the writing is on the wall for him. A deal will be done this week, I’m sure.
“A number of Premier League clubs are after him and one of them will get it over the line. It is not one I can see dragging out.”
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Forest remain very much in the market for a left back at present as they look to fill the void that has been left by Yuri Ribeiro’s departure, with Derby County’s Lee Buchanan also said to be a target for the Reds.
The Trentside club get their Sky Bet Championship season underway on Sunday 8th August as they travel to the Ricoh Arena to take on Coventry City.
I think Doig is a great target for Forest to pursue, but the reality is that they will probably lose out to a higher league club in the bidding war that is seemingly about to take place.
The teenager was young player of the year in Scotland last season and has seen his stock rise significantly over the summer months as he weighs up his future.
Forest need to bring in a left back sooner rather than later and I think they need to cast their net wider in order to bring in someone who can make that position their own at the City Ground.
I can certainly see them admitting defeat over this potential deal and it wouldn’t shock me if they now move onto some more attainable targets instead.