Hibs chief vows Josh Doig transfer fee 'will be spent on squad'

Hibs chief executive Ben Kensell has vowed to use the money generated by the sale of Josh Doig to Hellas Verona to improve the Easter Road first-team squad.
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The 20-year-old defender has agreed a four-year deal with the Serie A side with Hibs netting more than £3 million.

Kensell has confirmed that Doig’s departure will signal investment in the club’s senior squad ahead of the 2022/23 Scottish Premiership campaign.

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He said: “I’d like to begin by thanking Josh for his time at Hibernian FC; he’s a great young man with a big future ahead of him.

“There’s been a lot of interest and speculation around him for a prolonged period of time, but we’ve always been in a strong, controlled position after he extended his contract with us in November.

“We had good but drawn-out conversations with Verona, and this led to the perfect outcome for us and Josh.

“We have received a really significant fee for this football club, money that will be re-invested into the first-team squad.

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“This is a great example of what we want Hibs to be; a club that gives young, talented players a platform to shine before they generate substantial fees to re-invest into the club and the playing squad. This is how we will grow as a football club.”

Hibs chief executive Ben KensellHibs chief executive Ben Kensell
Hibs chief executive Ben Kensell

Manager Lee Johnson added: “This deal highlights the great work done in our Academy and shows the pathway for our young players.

“The terms of this deal made complete sense for us. Josh is an excellent talent and I have no doubt he will go on to have a successful future.”

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