It’s widely expected David Moyes will look to sign an understudy to the evergreen Aaron Cresswell this summer and having missed out on Junior Firpo, attentions could turn to the 19-year-old Scot.
Twitter: NEWS: West Ham and Nottingham Forest are keeping an eye on Hibernian starlet Josh Doig. The 19 year old left-back h… https://t.co/F3ZgSUQ9vH (@Hammers_Update)
The initial report also claims city rivals Arsenal are keen on the highly-rated teenager, who was once described as ‘excellent’ by manager Jack Ross.
Doig enjoyed a breakthrough campaign in 2020/21, making 24 Scottish Premiership appearances, contributing one goal and four assists in the process.
READ WEST HAM VERDICT
Valued at £3.6million and under contract until 2025 at Easter Road (Transfermarkt), a mooted £5million asking price would be a bargain deal.
In truth, Moyes doesn’t need to find a first-choice left-back just yet, with Cresswell still suitably impressing in the role.
Therefore, signing someone of Doig’s ilk, potential and age would be a shrewd move from the Hammers.
Scotland have developed somewhat of a penchant for producing world-class left-backs in recent years – Doig could be set to follow in Andy Robertson and Kieran Tierney’s footsteps by moving to England.