By Kevin Campbell

17th May, 2021 | 8:15am

Campbell verdict on 'huge' Celtic deal for Doig as price tag reported

Kevin Campbell has claimed Hibernian defender Josh Doig would be a “bargain” of a signing for Celtic this summer at £1.2million.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker claimed the 18-year-old has “bags of potential” and would be a “great long-term investment” for the club.

Doig has been one of the standout players in the Scottish Premiership this season and his performances landed him the SFWA Young Player of the Year award a week ago.

Sky Sports revealed Celtic’s interest in the teenage left-back in January and the Daily Mail [print edition, 08/05, page 115] claim potential suitors will have to pay Hibs £1.2million for the player’s services this summer.

A product of Hearts’ academy, Doig has four years remaining on his contract at Easter Road after he put pen to paper on a two-year extension in February of this year.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs if the Hoops should move for Doig, Campbell said:

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“Doig is a bargain at £1million but you have to ask yourself the question, how much football has he played?

“It is a signing that is all about potential. Celtic would be signing huge bags of potential. While it could be a great long-term investment, they need players who can knock Rangers off their perch next season.

“Doig has obviously done really well but is he going to take Celtic to the next level?”

In other news, a top pundit claims Eddie Howe has been given ‘assurances’ over Celtic transfer kitty after a massive reveal from talkSPORT.