Report: Leeds United join Manchester City and Celtic with transfer interest in defender

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Leeds United are one of a number of clubs to have joined the race to sign  left-back Josh Doig from Hibernian.

That’s according to a report from Goal, who have revealed that their is a growing level of significant interest in the 18-year-old following his recent eye-catching form in the Scottish top-flight.

Following a spell on loan in Scottish League Two with Queen’s Park last season, Doig has broken into Hibernian’s senior side in impressive style during the current campaign.

The teenager has made 20 appearances in all competitions for Hibs this season, helping the club to fourth in the current Scottish Premiership table, and it now seems as though he is starting to attract attention from elsewhere.

It has originally been reported by The Daily Record that Championship side Stoke and League One outfit Sunderland are interested in the left-back, and the list of clubs in the queue appears to be growing.

According to this latest update from Goal, Leeds, Manchester City and Celtic are all also monitoring the progress of Doig, as they consider a possible move for the defender in the summer transfer window.

It is thought that Doig could cost somewhere in the region £1million for any side who is able to win the race for his services, with two-and-a-half years remaining on his current contract at Elland Road.

This could be a really smart piece of business for Leeds to complete.

They do look short on established natural left-back options in their current squad, and bringing in Doig could help them to address that issue.

Admittedly, he is still at the very early stages of his career, but that is not something that has stopped Leeds giving players first-team opportunities before in recent times, and the experience he already has from his time at Hibs would help him adapt to challenge.

That price tag is also one that ought to be affordable for Leeds, and given that interest from elsewhere, it could also be seen as something of a coup for the Whites, meaning it could be well worth them looking further into this one.

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