Reported Leeds United target Josh Doig has a “very good chance of having a top career”, according to his manager.
A January report from Goal.com claimed that the Hibernian defender on the radar of Whites boss Marcelo Bielsa.
Premier League rivals Arsenal and Manchester City, plus Scottish side Celtic, are also believed to be eyeing Doig ahead of a potential summer approach.
Despite being just 18, Doig has already made 24 appearances for Hibs, registering one goal and three assists.
Doig’s contract runs until 2023 but Hibs are eager to tie him down to a new deal, and boss Jack Ross is excited about the youngster’s future.
“All being well he has a lot of years left in the game and he has the potential to fulfil all his ambitions but that doesn’t all happen straight away and it is about finding the right place to develop,” he told The Scotsman.
“At the moment he is playing regularly at one of the top clubs in the country, at the top end of the table, and that is certainly not a bad place to be at this stage of his football career.”
Doig was released by Hearts before being picked up by their rivals and Ross believes the youngster has shown great resilience.
“We know he has maybe improved it through circumstance and the help he has had but I think he has a mindset that gives him a very good chance of having a top career.”
A talented and versatile full-back who’s usually deployed on the left but can also feature on the right, Doig certainly seems to have the credentials that would serve him well in a Marcelo Bielsa team.
He reportedly has a £1million price tag, a low price for such a great prospect, but it remains to be seen whether he fancies taking the plunge now or give it another season or two to develop further at Easter Road.