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West Ham and Nottingham Forest show transfer interest in 19-year-old

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Nottingham Forest and West Ham United have shown an interest in Hibernian’s Josh Doig, according to the Athletic.

Chris Hughton made his first summer signing this week with goalkeeper Ethan Horvath joining the club on a three-year deal, but the manager will now be keen to strengthen outfield, particularly at left-back.

Yuri Ribeiro left the club at the end of last season, Nicholas Ioannou has joined Como on loan, whilst Gaetan Bong is understood to have been told to find a new club.

This in turn leaves Tyler Blackett as the Reds’ only available left-back at the moment, with competition badly needed in that area of the pitch.

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According to the Athletic, Josh Doig is a player attracting Forest’s interest, with the full-back also on West Ham and Watford’s radar.

Hibernian rejected a £2.5m offer from Watford for Doig last month, and the Athletic add that the signing of Danny Rose means that their pursuit of the 19-year-old is unlikely to progress at the moment.

This could open the door for Forest and West Ham to make a move for the defender, who was named as the Scottish Football Writers’ Association Young Player of the Year last term.

Doig made 35 appearances across all competitions last term, scoring one goal and chipping in with four assists from left-back.

The Verdict

This would be a top signing for Forest.

Doig may only be 19, but he’s attracting the interest of some pretty big clubs after a standout breakthrough season at Easter Road.

He has plenty of potential and it would be a major coup for Forest to beat the likes of West Ham to his signature.


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

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