Josh Doig: West Ham is watching Tierney 2.0
West Ham entered the race to sign one of Scotland’s top prospects…
What is the word?
According to Athletic’s Adam Leventhal, the Irons have shown an interest in young Hibernian left-back Josh Doig, who is also wanted by Premier League newcomers Watford and championship side Nottingham Forest.
In the past, some bigger names have come up including Manchester City, Leeds United and Celtic, according to The scottish sun. They also suggested in April this year that it would be available for just £ 1.5million, which could represent serious value.
Does West Ham need to sign a left-back from this window?
The next Tierney
This is because some in Scotland see it as the next big thing. Following in the footsteps of Andrew robertson and Kieran tierney, the 19-year-old Jewel is the latest full-back to impress north of the border.
Former Sky Sports expert Charlie nicolas lyrical about the teenager’s potential, saying: “If I were Ange Postecoglou, I would try to sign Josh Doig because he could be the next Kieran Tierney”,
The former Arsenal striker added: “I think Doig has great potential and could blossom into a real Tierney guy. If it were to take £ 3-4million then why not pay him? He reportedly has a future sale and is one of the best young players in the country.
Doig contributed four goals in 22 league starts last season and demonstrated his defensive ability to good effect, averaging 1.3 jumps won, 1.7 tackles and 1.3 clearances per game, via Who scored.
Former Premier League defender Alan Hutton is another who has been impressed with the teenage talent, claiming Football initiate that Doig was “aggressive” and had an “excellent engine”.
In addition, the ancient Celtic helper John collins believes the 19-year-old has shown “huge potential” since his breakthrough at Easter Road.
Irons manager David Moyes may already have a solid option at left-back Aaron Cresswell, but there can be no harm in finding his long-term successor, who could also be real competition for its place.
In Doig, the Scottish compatriot could well find the next Tierney, and for a bargain price, it would surely be a no-brainer.
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