Gordon has given the club a sizeable cash injection as part of his takeover, with a Scottish Sun report claiming this could be an overall cash boost of up to £6 million.
That is a ridiculous amount of money, unheard of in Leith prior to Gordon’s recent takeover.
With that in mind, Hibs really should make a big statement of intent, by setting a new transfer record.
Gordon means Hibs are in a position to break their record transfer fee
The largest amount of money Hibs have ever paid for a player was way back in 2001. Ecuadorian international Ulises de la Cruz is their record transfer, signing him for £700,000 according to Sky Sports.
Hibs should be aiming to break this record, even if it’s marginally. It would be a statement of intent that shows they aren’t messing about this season.
Who would be worth such a price tag? You’d like to think Stephane Omeonga is a £700k player, potentially more. If a fee of under a £1 million is what parent club Genoa want for him, Hibs should push the boat out and go for him.
It could even be Marc McNulty. The Edinburgh Evening News recently reported that Reading wanted to recoup most of the £1 million fee they paid for the ex-Hibs loanee. If they can strike a deal around £750k, this would be decent business.
It obviously isn’t a big deal if this doesn’t happen, but it would be a massive statement of intent. Paul Heckingbottom would also be better plowing that type of money into one brilliant player, instead of three fairly decent ones.
By the end of this window, Gordon and Hibs should aim to make sure Cruz isn’t their record signing.