Report: Sheffield United could make £5m left-footer their first summer signing
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Report: Sheffield United could make £5m left-footer their first summer signing

Sheffield United are among the clubs keen on singing Hibernian defender, Josh Doig, according to a report from Edinburgh News.

Doig, who was linked previously with a move for both Arsenal and Leeds, has been one of the standout performers for Hibernian this past season. Doig managed 42 appearances in all competitions for Hibs, cementing his reputation as one of Scotland’s brightest prospects.

However, that form has attracted admiring glances from the Sheffield United scouting team. Edinburgh News reports how the Blades are monitoring Doig, and could make a move to land the left-back this summer. The 20-year-old is already knocking on the door of the Scottish national team having represented the under-21s.

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Previously touted as a £5m player who could go on to be sold for around £15m, Doig is certainly highly-rated north of the border. Hibs, for what it’s worth, have a new manager in place in the form of Lee Johnson. The ex-Bristol City coach, naturally, will be desperate to keep the young defender.

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The Blades, meanwhile, are looking to reshape the squad the best way they can following their playoff defeat. Paul Heckingbottom is known to want a number of positions filled, while keeping hold of some of his better players.

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The bonus about signing Jos Doig is that he can cover a number of positions. Capable as a left-back, wing-back, and also at centre-half if needed, there is a chance Hecky sees him as a long-term Jack O’Connell replacement.

Ben Davies is set to return to Liverpool, while Jack Robinson will enter the last 12 months of his deal again. At left-back, Enda Stevens has been a shadow of himself, although United do have Rhys Norrington-Davies and Max Lowe.

Josh Doig would be a smart signing, though. He won’t be one huge money and even though Hibs want to keep him, he won’t cost what some players in England might do.

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