St Mirren have issued a statement after rejecting a ‘substantial’ bid from Hibs for the services of Kyle Magennis.

The Buddies captain has been battling back from an ACL injury he picked up earlier in the year. Whilst not yet making a Premiership appearance this season, that hasn’t quelled interest in the highly-talented 22-year-old.

Kyle Magennis is a wanted man (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Former Buddies manager Jack Ross is keen to take him to Easter Road, launching a bid for the midfielder. It would be the latest ex-Saints man joining forces with the Leith club, with many members of the backroom staff and players such as the McGinn brothers and Stevie Mallan all former players.

Jim Goodwin’s side currently sit bottom of the Premiership table after five successive defeats and he has spoken openly in the past about his eagerness for the likes of Magennis to return from injury. In the meantime, St Mirren have explained the situation surrounding their captain.

“St Mirren Football Club can confirm it has rejected a substantial offer for Kyle Magennis from Hibernian Football Club,” a statement reads.

 

“A St Mirren Youth Academy graduate, Kyle has made over 100 appearances for Saints since his debut in 2016; helping us achieve promotion to the Scottish Premiership in 2018 and maintaining our top flight status. In June of this year Kyle was named club captain such is the esteem he is held at within St Mirren.

“While Kyle is currently ruled out with by injury, he remains an integral part of our football club and we have no desire to sell. We look forward to welcoming him back into the squad in the very near future.”

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