Manchester City are taking a look at Hibs youngster Murray Johnson as the Hibees goalkeeper heads to the Etihad, Everton keeping tabs on his work too.

The 16-year-old joined up with the Manchester City youth system at the start of this week, starting a great experience at their state-of-the art Etihad Campus. He is a player the current Premier League leaders clearly like, Everton also admirers of the keeper.

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Everton are keen but Manchester City have taken him on trial. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Johnson has won three caps for Scotland U16s, despite the fact he only turned 16 in November. He has accepted an invitation to train with Manchester City this week, having been around the Hibs first-team this season.

Jack Ross has moved to give the teenager experience of training with the senior group at Hibs, working with goalkeeper coach Craig Samson and current keepers in Ofir Marciano, Matt Macey and Kevin Dabrowski.


Johnson’s first ever senior contract was signed with the Easter Road outfit in January to ensure the Leith club would command a fee for him. It’s a figure that could reach the six-figure mark. Hibs currently sit third in the Premiership, clear by five points after a 2-0 win over Aberdeen.

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Hibs beat Aberdeen on Saturday. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

Ross doesn’t see that result as season-defining: “It will only be significant if we go on to finish where we are in the table at the moment. It’s another victory for us. We know at this stage of the season we need to continue to win points and add to our total and we as a club haven’t been in this type of position often enough in the last 20-odd years.”

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