Magennis broke through at the Buddies under Ross prior to the recently appointed Hibs boss’ move to Sunderland.
He’s back in Scottish football with the Easter Road side now though and Goodwin says Magennis’ name has ‘come up’ on a list of Ross’ potential transfer targets.
Goodwin told the Herald (sport, page six, 19/11/19): “It’s great to have Jack back up here and working in Scottish football again.
“I’m sure he’ll already be looking to possible transfer targets and I know Kyle’s name has come up as they worked together here before.
“But we’re always looking to hold on to our best players and Kyle comes into that category. He’s attracting a lot of attention from a number of big clubs. But Kyle’s not one we want to lose at this stage.”
Goodwin seemingly confirms Magennis interest from clubs like Hibs
Since his introduction to first-team football, Magennis has made 94 appearances in Paisley. This season, the 21-year-old has featured in 12 Premiership matches, earning the captain’s armband on occasion.
His form has led to Scotland U21 berths too, with the midfielder earning four caps so far. It’s no surprise with the potential he has displayed that there is interest in him.
Goodwin’s seemingly confirmed that there is a lot of interest in the midfielder and a link to Hibs is feasible given the Ross connection. That being said, Goodwin doesn’t want his young talent to leave.
It’s perhaps an indication though that Ross is looking for young talent to bolster his new Hibs squad.