Hibs’ Martin Boyle has had speculation of transfers to the likes of Aberdeen and Celtic ended – now the winger wants teammates to join him in doing so.
Boyle has signed a new Hibs contract until 2024 after the Scottish Premiership club rejected a £500k bid from league rivals Aberdeen. The Australian international has been one of several Hibs players eyed for moves away from head coach Jack Ross’ side, Josh Doig and Kevin Nisbet both linked to Celtic, just like Boyle was in 2020.
Ryan Porteous meanwhile has been the subject of speculation abroad. Boyle hopes his in-demand teammates are sticking around long-term after Ross also signed an extension this summer: “Me and the manager have committed our futures. There is a plan in place and long may it continue.
“We have to keep pushing as much as we can and keep challenging as much as we can. Hopefully by us committing, hopefully we can get a few others to commit too. Maybe I should ask these players (to sign a new long-term contract) now that I have committed! But me doing that is not us trying to convince other players.
“It’s their careers at the end of the day. We would like it as they are fantastic players and maybe if they did, it would help the club massively. The plan of action we have is hopefully going to take the club to a new level. Me and the manager have a great relationship and he’s one of the main reasons I have committed. It’s been fantastic under him.”
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