Australian international Martin Boyle has signed a new deal until 2024 with Scottish Premiership club Hibs.

League rivals Aberdeen had offered in the region of £500k for Boyle, which was swiftly rejected by Hibs. The winger was available to clubs outside of Scotland for a fee of £500k due to a clause in his contract, but Boyle has now ended speculation surrounding the Aberdeen bid by committing his future to the Easter Road club.

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Boyle will be a long-term Hibs player. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

Boyle joined Hibs in 2015 and has featured 244 times in Leith, scoring 54 goals with 48 assists. He helped the Edinburgh side win the Scottish Cup in 2016 and has started this season with five goals in seven games. Boyle signed a new deal until 2023 last August but has extended his Hibs stay again.

Head coach Jack Ross said: “Last season, his numbers for goals and assists were outstanding, and he’s started exactly the same this season as well. You can tell he’s feeling good and he’s right at it.  For me, he’s as good as anyone in this country in his position, and long may it continue because he’s a major asset for us.

 

“He’s also a really good character, brings energy to the club every day, and works really hard for the team. He’s a really good person for us to have at this football club.  I’ve had long conversations with our new CEO Ben Kensell about building something here and he has been hugely supportive in aiming to keep our best players at the club.”

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Big commitment. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Sporting director Graeme Mathie added: “It’s really important for us to have sustained success and to build on last season and to do that we have to keep our best players at the club; that’s why we’re delighted to keep Martin with us.

“Like Jack has mentioned, Martin has been terrific for us over the last 18 months, and you can see how much he flourishes in this system.  I’m looking forward to many special performances from him, and the team, in the future.”

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