Hibs 'name price' for Martin Boyle as Celtic scouts run rule over in-form attacker

Capital club won't sell key player on the cheap

Friday, 24th January 2020, 9:25 am
Updated Friday, 24th January 2020, 9:45 am
Martin Boyle has been in fine form for Hibs since returning from injury
Martin Boyle has been in fine form for Hibs since returning from injury

Hibs will dismiss any offers of less than £1.5 million for in-form attacker Martin Boyle amid reports Celtic are monitoring the 26-year-old.

The Daily Mail claims Hibs will "play hardball" by refusing to sell the winger on the cheap. Boyle has 18 months left on his contract at Easter Road and has six goals and five assists from his last 13 games.

Neil Lennon is known to be a big admirer of the Australia international, who has bounced back from two serious knee injuries to help get Hibs' season back on track following an inauspicious start under former head coach Paul Heckingbottom.

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Speaking after Boyle laid on goals for Christian Doidge and Paul Hanlon to hand Hibs a come-from-behind win against Hamilton Accies at Easter Road on Wednesday night, Easter Road head coach Jack Ross said: "I’ve said before he’s a better player than some people have given him credit for.

“He’s got a lot more than pace - his intelligence is really good and he contributed towards the two goals. At the second one he stood it up rather than flashed it across but it shows he’s a player in a good place.

“He’s the last person I’d like to lose from this club. I’ve had it with players before – they’re players who get results and you enjoy watching them then people take them off you.

“But I’m not bothered with others watching him because it means he’s playing well for me.”