Arsenal are set to make their move for Hibs’ Josh Doig this summer as the Easter Road club brace for big-name interest in the teenage left-back (Football London).

Doig has been outstanding for Jack Ross’ side this season and has scooped the Scottish Football Writers Association’s Young Player of the Year award for his breakthrough term. It’s why Arsenal are keen on bringing him to the Emirates.

Doig is a target for Arsenal.

Doig is a target for Arsenal.

The Gunners want a back-up for Scotland star Kieran Tierney, who’s Arsenal career has been stop-start due to injury. Ryan Bertrand is seen as one solution but Doig could be another based on one factor.

Because he is still only 18, Doig would not contribute to ‘the list of a maximum of 17 foreign players over the age of 21 that Arsenal are allowed in their 25-man list for the Premier League next season.’ It was reported last week that Doig would command a fee of around £1.2 million.

 

Hibs history could beckon for Doig next weekend. Ross’ team will contest the Scottish Cup final with St Johnstone off the back of a successful Scottish Premiership season that had them finish third for the first time since the 2004/05 season. Doig has also attracted interest from Chelsea, Manchester City, Leicester City and Leeds United.

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