Former Celtic star Kris Commons has urged Neil Lennon to sign Hibernian’s Martin Boyle in an interview with the Daily Mail.
Boyle has been with the Easter Road club since 2015 when he joined Hibs initially on-loan from Dundee, before making his move permanent soon after.
The 27-year-old Australia international enjoyed a superb start to the season on Saturday as he scored twice against Kilmarnock.
Commons, who spent six years at Celtic Park, played alongside the Australian during his short spell at Hibs and he reckons he would prove to be a bargain for either The Hoops or rivals Rangers.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Commons said:
Having played with Martin Boyle for a few months during my time at Hibs, I can vouch first-hand about just what a talented boy he really is.’
The 12 times capped Scottish international went on to say:
With just a year left on his contract, Boyle wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. Especially not with the financial problems Hibs are facing.
Commons also believes it mightn’t cost too much to prize the winger away from Hibernian.
I reckon a bid of around £250k would be enough to at least ask the question of Hibs.
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At 27, Boyle could hardly be seen as one for the future, however, after such a good start to the season and with over 100 SPL appearances to his name, he could certainly be a viable option for Celtic as they look to win an unprecedented 10 titles in a row.
He’d almost certainly be a bit-part player at Celtic Park but he could get sporadic appearances, just as Jonny Hayes did last season before his summer departure.