KRIS COMMONS is advocating for a Celtic or Rangers approach for Martin Boyle after the Hibs player scored a brace on match day one of the SPFL.
Celtic were linked with a move for the player in January, however, this looked more like conjecture because Neil and Martin had worked together at Hibernian.
With the transfer window not closing until October 5th, the Celtic decision makers can leave it late in the day for a lot of their targets. There’s no sign that Martin is someone the club is looking at but Commons thinks they should seriously look at the midfielder.
“Having played with Martin Boyle for a few months during my time at Hibs, I can vouch first-hand about just what a talented boy he really is.” Commons gushed to SunSport.
“I promise you, he’s absolutely greased lightning when he’s in full flow.
“In terms of raw pace, he’s undoubtedly one of the quickest players in the country.
“But he’s also added a bit more subtlety and end product to his game over the past couple of years. He’s a much more complete player nowadays.
“Boyle is equally at home on the wing or through the middle as a striker, so the versatility he offers is another huge positive for any potential suitors.
“Having scored both goals in Hibs’ 2-1 victory over Kilmarnock at the weekend, it was a welcome return to form for a man who has suffered from some horrible injury problems.
“My advice to Hibs fans would be quite simple. Enjoy him while you can.
“Given that he’s only got a year left to run on his contract, bigger clubs are bound to be looking at him.
“I know for a fact that Neil Lennon rates him highly and thoroughly enjoyed working with him during their time together at Easter Road.
“I also don’t see why the likes of Rangers shouldn’t at least have a look at him and explore the possibility of making an offer.”
Boyle might be a good squad addition but will Hibs be happy to see the player go for a small amount of cash. His deal is up at the end of the season, do Hibs see more value in keeping the player and losing him for nothing? Or do they take some sort of payment for Martin now?
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