Kris Commons has told the Daily Mail that both Rangers and Celtic should consider a move to sign Hibernian attacker Martin Boyle this summer – and reckons a bargain fee of just £250,000 could be enough.
Boyle, 27, is arguably one of the Scottish Premiership’s best players outside of the top two and he proved that once again on Saturday as Hibs secured all three points in their league opener against Kilmarnock.
The three-time Australia international netted twice as Jack Ross’ side won 2-1. His first came after a horrendous error from on-loan Kilmarnock stopper Jake Eastwood, but his second was superb – lashing an effort into the corner.
It proved too much for Killie, and Commons reacted to his display by urging either Celtic or Rangers to sign him. He stated that both clubs should take a look – and stated that he knows himself that Neil Lennon is a fan.
“Given that he’s only got a year left to run on his contract, bigger clubs are bound to be looking at him,” Commons said. “I know for a fact that Neil Lennon rates him highly and thoroughly enjoyed working with him at Easter Road.
“I also don’t see why the likes of Rangers shouldn’t at least have a look at him and explore the possibility of making an offer. He could be available at a knockdown price. I reckon a bid of around £250k would be enough.”
TBR’s view – Celtic or Rangers?
Rangers have an abundance of wingers on the books. Greg Stewart, Brandon Barker and Jamie Murphy watched from the bench on Saturday as the Gers earned a 1-0 win over Aberdeen.
Jordan Jones is set to leave, Glenn Middleton could depart on loan again and Jake Hastie already has. The Gers do not need to strengthen out wide and they certainly do not need cover.
Celtic, meanwhile, could do with some strength in depth. Marian Shved is expected to move on, leaving Celtic with just Mo Elyounoussi, James Forrest and Mikey Johnston. Boyle would be excellent cover at Parkhead.