Hibs record transfer sales and where might Kevin Nisbet and Josh Doig fit in?

Hibs record transfer sale remains Scott Brown's £4.4m move to Celtic in 2007.

Friday, 25th June 2021, 1:05 pm
Hibs duo Josh Doig and Kevin Nisbet could attract big money offers this summer. (Photo by Mark Scates / SNS Group)

However, with a number of players currently on the Easter Road books coveted by teams with deep pockets, could there be a new name at the top of that list by the end of the summer transfer window?

Birmingham City already failed in a bid to land Kevin Nisbet in January, with Hibs turning down a £3m offer for their top scorer, prompting a transfer request which could yet see the star striker leave the club just 12 months into a four-year deal.

The 24-year-old has since gone on to make his Scotland breakthrough, scoring his first international goal against the Netherlands, and featuring in all three Euro 2020 matches as a substitute, increasing his value to the point where it could take a record bid to prize him from Easter Road.

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The then 21-year-old midfielder moved to Parkhead for a club record fee in May 2007 just a few months after making his first Scotland start. Rangers, Everton, Tottenham and Middlesbrough were all credited with interest.

Hibs also turned down a seven-figure approach from Millwall for centre-back Ryan Porteous in January, while Watford have been credited with preparing a £4m move for teenage left back Josh Doig, with Arsenal and Celtic also reportedly keeping tabs on the youngster.

Should all three players depart this summer – and there’s no suggestion they will with Hibs owner Ron Gordon insisting the club does not want or need to sell – then the 2021 summer window could be Hibs’ most lucrative ever.

That’s before you factor in the potential financial windfall should John McGinn’s reported £50m move from Aston Villa to Liverpool materialise with Hibs due 15 per cent of any sale.

Could Nisbet, Doig and Porteous all find themselves in the list of Hibs top 10 transfer sales before the end of the summer window? ...

Fletcher had established himself in the Scotland side, scoring the winner against Iceland in a World Cup qualifier, before making the move to the English Premier League in July 2009. The original fee rose by £500,000 due to add-on clauses.
The right-back moved to Ibrox in August 2007 signing a five-year contract, having made over 170 appearances for Hibs. Went on to play in the English Premiership for Norwich City before returning for a second Hibs spell in 2017.
The transfer fee paid for the Scotland midfielder by Villa in the summer of 2018 could be eclipsed considerably by any sell-on fee Hibs receive should his reported £50m move to Liverpool materialise this summer.
Rangers beat Celtic and several English clubs to the signature of the 22-year-old in January 2007. He had lost the captaincy at Easter Road after he and midfield partner Scott Brown fell out with the club over the terms of their new contract.
Hibs received an initial £1.5m payment in June 2000 followed by a £500,000 follow-up sum at the end of the year for the 20-year-old striker who would go on to have glittering career for Rangers, Celtic, Wolves and Scotland, among others.
A reported weekly wage of £16,000 represented a life-changing move for the young Hibs striker who donated a portion of his signing-on fee to the club to help fund their training facilities.
Hibs signed the Ecuador international for a club record £700,000 in 2001 and doubled their money within a year by selling him to Graham Taylor's English Premiership side 12 months later.
The full-back was an Easter Road stalwart for three-and-a-half seasons before moving south to join Alex McLeish’s Birmingham City in January 2008 having helped Hibs land the CIS Cup the previous year
The Easter Road fans favourite scored five goals in 82 appearances before moving to Parkhead in August 2002. He also won five caps for Denmark.