Hibernian left-back Josh Doig has “all the attributes” to be a future star at Leeds United, according to Alan Hutton.
The former Rangers defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted while the 18-year-old still has a lot to learn, he is clearly a talent for the future.
As reported by the Scottish Sun, Leeds are joined by Leicester City, Arsenal and Manchester City in the hunt for the £1.5million-rated full-back.
Despite his age, Doig has been a mainstay for Hibs this season, with 29 appearances under his belt across all competitions.
A versatile defender, he has also played in a more advanced left midfield role under Jack Ross.
Hutton, who watched Doig in person against Rangers earlier this month, admitted the young defender still has a long way to go before he reaches his potential.
However, he insisted there was no reason the Hibs ace could not thrive in the Premier League.
Asked if he thought Doig could succeed in England, Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “Don’t get me wrong. It’s early.
“He’s only 18 but he’s got a great engine, can get up and down, got a great left foot, aggressive. He is definitely one for the future.
“Whether he’s ready to step up to the Premier League right now? I also saw Leicester were supposedly looking at him.
“I think he’s a target teams would be looking at for the future. Get him down, integrated with the squad and build on what he already has.
“It’s no risk. There’s not much of a risk. They see a talented player they think they can develop and make better for £1.5million.
“You can definitely tell he’s a talented player. He’s got all the attributes to be a left-back or a wing-back. He is one that you’re hoping does well.
“For Scotland, he’s got so many good players ahead of him already no matter how well he does.”