Hibernian left-back Josh Doig has spoken about the rumours concerning his future, as the links to Arsenal grow – among many others.

20th February 2021 Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland Scottish Premiership Football, Hibernian versus Hamilton Academical - Josh Doig of Hibernian celebrates after scoring Hibs' second goal. Photo: Alan Rennie
20th February 2021 Easter Road, Edinburgh, Scotland Scottish Premiership Football, Hibernian versus Hamilton Academical – Josh Doig of Hibernian celebrates after scoring Hibs’ second goal. Photo: Alan Rennie

Football.London initially reported the Arsenal interest in Hibernian’s Josh Doig as a potential signing as backup to Kieran Tierney this summer. Chris Wheatley has since reiterated that Doig is still on the club shortlist and seen as potential competition for Tierney.

The Evening Standard report that Watford are at the front of the queue for the Hibs full-back as things stand, but Arsenal are indeed one of the Premier League clubs tracking him as well.

Goal report that Doig has been linked to Arsenal, as well as Chelsea, Manchester City, Leeds United, AC Milan, and Celtic, but the player himself is playing down the interest.

“I do see the stuff on Twitter, you are always going to come by it. I just let it by me, I don’t really focus on it too much,” Doig said. “I know people are always going to talk if you are a young player and doing alright in the team, but you can’t look too much into it.

“I’m not focusing on it too much. It’s a massive confidence boost for myself, obviously, seeing big teams are interested. I can just use that to give myself a confidence boost and use it in my game.”

Hibernian were more than aware of the potential for strong interest in Doig ahead of the summer window, which will be partly why they were so keen to sign him up to a new long-term deal in February.

The 19-year-old is now under contract until 2025, so Hibs should get full value for his sale.

Doig has made 34 appearances for his current club this season, scoring once and assisting four goals.

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