Former Celtic defender and Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs believes that Martin Boyle would be a good fit if Celtic choose to make a move for the 28-year old winger.

In recent days, speculation has once again risen, suggesting that the Hoops are interested in bringing the Australian internationalist to the club, with Boyle clearly being a player the club have rated for a while now.

As quoted by the Daily Record, speaking to the Herald, Stubbs gave his thoughts on a potential move to Glasgow for the Hibs winger and having worked with Boyle during his time as manager at the Edinburgh side, he thinks that the wide man has the attributes to play at Parkhead.

“First of all, I wouldn’t want to see Hibs lose him, but if he is going to go, then I think Celtic would be a good fit for him.

“If you consider the way that Ange wants to play, he wants to play on the front foot, and Martin does that really well in terms of closing the opposition down high up the pitch.

“Then, obviously, from a counter-attacking point of view, he fits into that because he’s so quick.

“I think he could handle the expectation at Celtic. With every player, you have to adjust to the expectations of that fanbase. The ones who are the successes are the ones who manage to do that.”

When it comes to a move for Martin Boyle, I don’t think many Celtic fans would mind seeing him wearing the Green and White Hoops. He has shown potential over his spell at Hibs and could likely bring something to the frontline.

However, you would imagine that is only as a backup, and with the fee being suggested as around £3 million, that seems like a considerable fee for what we are potentially looking for.

It is unlikely to be the end of the speculation at this early stage of the January transfer window. So, it will be interesting to see what route Celtic choose to go down.


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