New Hibs chief executive Ben Kensell says the Scottish Premiership club will get their money’s worth for players, amid the likes of Arsenal looking at Josh Doig.

It was reported last month that Arsenal asked Hibs to cut their asking price from £5 million to £2.5 million for Doig. The 19-year-old left-back shone for Hibs in the 2020/21 season and has been linked with over half of the clubs in England’s Premier League. Hibs head coach Jack Ross says Doig is ‘likely’ to leave Easter Road this summer.

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Linked with Arsenal and several others. (Photo by Callum Landells/ Getty Images)

Kensell tells NTOF that any transaction will be with club and player in mind: “It’s about making sure we get what we think is good market value for players. 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.

 

“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.”

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