Hibs have today confirmed that young defender Josh Doig has completed a move to Italian side Hellas Verona.
The 20-year-old has signed has signed a 4-year-deal with the Serie A club, on a reported £15,000-a-week, and has netted the Hibees a £3.25m fee.
Hibs have also inserted other add-ons, including what is being described as a "large" sell-on fee.
Speaking to the official club website, Hibs CEO Ben Kensell said
“I’d like to begin by thanking Josh for his time at Hibernian FC; he’s a great young man with a big future ahead of him.
“Understandably, there’s been a lot of interest and speculation around him for a prolonged period of time, but we’ve always been in a strong, controlled position after he extended his contract with us back in November.
“We had good but drawn-out conversations with Verona, and this led to the perfect outcome for us and for Josh.
“We have received what is a really significant fee for this football club, money that will be reinvested into the First Team squad.
“This is a great example of what we want Hibs to be; a club that gives young, talented players a platform to shine before they generate substantial fees to re-invest into the Club and the playing squad. This is how we will grow as a football club.”
Hibs boss Lee Johnson added:
“This deal highlights the great work done in the Academy and shows the pathway for our young players.
“The terms of this deal made complete sense for us. Josh is an excellent talent and I have no doubt he will go on to have a successful future.”
Doig made 86 appearances for the Hibees, scoring 1 goal.
What a move for the lad.
Moving to one of the top leagues in the world, and earning a life-changing wage in the process.
Josh deserves it after some impressive displays for the Hibees and will hopefully now prove himself, earn himself an even bigger move and force his way into international reckoning.
Good luck kid.
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