Celtic’s head of football operations Nicky Hammond has scouted Hibernian winger Martin Boyle, according to the Edinburgh Evening News.
The Australia international starred for Hibs as Hammond watched on from the stands on Wednesday evening, assisting both goals for the home side as they came from a goal down to win 2-1 against Hamilton Accies.
It was the second game in a row that Celtic have had representatives watching Hibs, after Tosh McKinlay travelled to Tannadice to watch their Scottish Cup draw with Dundee United on Sunday.
Following the news that Celtic have scouted Boyle, a number of Hibs fans have shared their reactions, with many fearing the worst as they do not want to lose a player they consider to be one of their key men.
Twitter: @hibsboy69 Best player, struggle to replace (@Colin____T)
Twitter: @hibsboy69 It’s imperative we keep our only bit of pace in the team and add to him – not lose him! (@DeanDeanoc1988)
Twitter: @hibsboy69 Would be a disaster, he’s our beat and most effective player. I’d be surprised based on fact we were off… https://t.co/wVa0LRkyom (@djs62)
Twitter: @hibsboy69 I’d hope not, he is important to Hibs and I’d hope he remains so. (@Kingofporty)
Twitter: @hibsboy69 Aye, well they can give us £3m and Leigh Griffiths. Seriously though, this is bad if true. Can’t afford to lose him. (@greentwang)
Twitter: @hibsboy69 Would have to be a great deal mate cash and players! (@Lmc2105)