Lewis Stevenson reckons Josh Doig would benefit from another season at Hibs as the likes of Leeds United chase his signature.
Leeds United are one of several top English and European clubs after Doig. The left-back enjoyed an award-winning 2020/21 Scottish Premiership season and Hibs are said to rate Doig between £4-5 million. Mentor Stevenson – the Easter Road club’s experienced full-back – believes a loan back to Leith could work, if Doig is sold this summer.
He explained (Sun): “The sky’s the limit for Josh, he’s got loads of great attributes. He’s only 19 and he played a lot of games last season at a high level, which is magnificent. He still has things to learn and I think Hibs is a good place for him to do that. He’s still not played in front of fans, so hopefully we can hold on to him for a bit longer.
“Josh is a great boy and he will go on to have a massive career. What would my advice be to him? I’m not sure because it’s easy for me to say, and money can change a lot of things in your life. So you can never argue if someone sees the pound signs, but I do think that Hibs is a great place to play.
“Maybe in an ideal world he’d get bought and loaned back to keep learning here. I think that staying here to play more games would help him in the long term. He’d say it himself, he’s never played in front of fans. It was a strange season all round last year, so it would be good for him to get that feeling of playing in front of the supporters.”
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