Hibs boss Paul Heckingbottom has confirmed that Rangers winger Glenn Middleton is an Easter Road target.
The Hibees are on the lookout for a new winger, following Martin Boyle’s most recent knee injury.
Heckingbottom told the BBC: “He is someone we’ve spoken to Rangers about and we’d be keen to do something. Rangers would, and Glenn, so hopefully we can get something done.”
Does a move to Leith work out for the 19-year-old though?
Middleton to Hibs is a decent move for everyone
The Gers youngster is a direct winger capable of getting goals for his team. Middleton played 29 games for Rangers last season, notching five goals and five assists.
He’d get plenty of games at Easter Road. With Boyle out injured for the rest of this year, Middleton would get a run of games.
He would have the likes of Scott Allan to send him down the wings and someone like Florian Kamberi to finish his crosses.
Middleton’s not going to play much at Ibrox this season due to the sheer amount of wingers Steven Gerrard has at his disposal. For his development, Middleton is better off going out on loan.
This deal works out for everyone. Hibs get a pacey winger to replace Boyle and Middleton gets vital senior minutes. Rangers also get their young talent developed in the league he’ll be playing in regularly, once he returns to Ibrox.
Middleton is a good fit for Hibs. Everyone involved benefits from this deal, so it is one that all parties should look to get over the line.