Arsenal asks Scottish club to set a more realistic fee for their target

Arsenal has told Hibernian to lower their asking price for Josh Doig before they can make a serious move for him.

The 19-year-old is attracting the attention of the Gunners but he is unlikely to move to London if his current club continues to demand £5million.

Standard Sports reports that Arsenal has told them that their demand is unrealistic and they should reduce it by around half before they can start serious talks.

Arsenal has signed Nuno Tavares as their latest cover for Kieran Tierney, but it seems Mikel Arteta still wants to add the teenage Scotsman to his squad.

Doig has been impressing several English club scouts and the report says West Ham is battling with the Gunners to sign him.

However, David Moyes’ side has also told Hibernian to set a more realistic asking price for his signature.

Watford had taken a serious step towards signing him, but the report says they have relaxed their efforts for some time now after signing Danny Rose.

Arsenal will bank on Tavares to cover for Tierney this season and Doig might be sent out on loan if he did join the Gunners.

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  1. fairfan says:

    Every club wants to buy players at half price but sell their own players at double their value.
    Doig at 5 mill is a snip when we are apparently offering 50 mill for White and are being asked to stump up 45 mill for Madison.
    Arsenal will demand 20 mill for Nketiah and Nelson but buying clubs will offer 6 mill or a loan.
    Arsenal will demand 20 mill for Torreira but buying clubs will start the bidding at 4mill and ask for a loan and get him for free next summer.
    Post covid its a buyers market. Barca are willing to let 120 mill Coutinho go for free so why would any one pay anything for Lacazette when they can get him free in 12 months?
    No one will take old man Willian and pay his 220k p/w salary let alone pay a fee.
    If Doig is anything near as good as Tierney 5m is a bargain..

  2. guy says:

    A bit cheeky on our part, I thought?

  3. KC says:

    Absolute bloody nerve.
    £5m is pocket change to PL clubs so to ask Hibs to reduce fee is a disgrace.
    The lad very much looks a star of the future so £5m is a snip. If he was already at Arsenal or Wham you’d be valuing him at £20m.
    Utter disgrace. Don’t buy him if he isn’t worth it in your estimation.

  4. steve forbes says:

    Whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhat!

    He’s worth every penny of £5m and probably more.

    Swimming in money and tell us to cut the fee.

    complete arrogance

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