Hibs want ‘good market value’ for Premier League-linked star

Hibs chief executive Ben Kensell has insisted the Easter Road side are going to make sure they get “good market value” for in-demand stars such as Josh Doig, as the teenage edges closer to a move to England.

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Doig has been linked with moves to a host of Premier League sides, including Arsenal, West Ham, Burnley and Watford with manager Jack Ross admitting earlier this week that one club had indicated a deal would have been done completed by now.

Kensell hailed Jack Ross’ role in developing talent like Doig with the recently-appointed Hibs chief confessing that the Easter Road side have to make sure they do what they think is right for the club and player.

“It’s about making sure we get what we think is good market value for players,” Kensell told Not The Old Firm. “For me it’s two-fold. We are a playing club. So we have to think about the player first and foremost. Then we think about the club and getting what we think is the appropriate value.

“Josh deservingly gets a lot of attention for the work he’s done over the last 12 months. But also, Jack Ross is a phenomenal manager who has given him that pathway and coached him along with the coaching team. It’s a collective effort and it’s the same with all our players.

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“I look at all the people who have helped him on the journey. We need to think about what is right for Josh and the club. He is our player and we will treat every player and staff member the same. He is a tender age but I’m sure Josh will be fine.”

Doig was on the bench for the midweek Europa Conference League draw with Rijeka in the capital with Ross saying after the game that he planned to use the teenager as part of his squad moving forward.

With Hibs in action this afternoon, it will be interesting to see if Doig is involved or whether he is again left on the sidelines as his exit is thrashed out.

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