HIBERNIAN have rejected a bid worth £2 million for Martin Boyle, according to Sky Sports.
The bid comes after Boyle was offered a luxurious contract from the middle east.
Hibs have rejected a £2m bid from Saudi Arabian club Al-Faisaly for forward Martin Boyle.@SkySportsNews understands the Australian international was keen to speak to the Pro-League side, with a life-changing two-year contract on offer from the Middle East.
— Anthony Joseph (@AnthonyRJoseph) January 10, 2022
This bid alone should signal to Celtic that the Austrailian winger is not worth the chase and their attention should be elsewhere.
Winger’s age is important, younger wingers are typically more pacey and agile, but with Martin Boyle reaching his thirties signing the player for such a fee would be a waste of money.
It’s clear that Hibs are holding out for their asking price of the player which is about £3 million, a ridiculous fee in all honesty.
Celtic have better options already in the squad with Karamoko Dembele returning from injury and Liel Abada still improving. Signing a winger who will turn 29 in the coming months is not logical.
If Postecoglou has assessed the winger department and he still feels there is improvement needed his scouts must look elsewhere, that is if the funds are available after our January spending spree.
Celtic should stay well away from Martin Boyle unless Hibs are willing to negotiate a sensible price for his services.