Hibs full back David Murphy hints at Easter Road exit

Last updated : 06 November 2007 By Steve Forbes

Hibs have been handed a blow today, with the news that superb left back David Murphy hinted that he may have to move on from the club in the near future.

Murphy, 23, signed for Hibs in 2004 and is now in his fourth season at the club, signed for the Hibees after impressing in pre season friendly's against Leeds Utd and Cardiff City.

He was signed on a three year deal after being released from his home town club
Middlesbrough. He has matured in to the best full back in the country and has a few admirers.

Ex Hibs boss Tony Mowbray has already tried to lure the
Hartlepool born player to West Brom, but Hibs valuation (thought to have been £3m) scared the Baggies off.

Other clubs thought to be interested in the player are Aston Villa,
Middlesbrough, Wigan, Ipswich Town, Norwich City and Sunderland and it seems the player wants to play at a higher level than the SPL.

The classy full back told Setanta TV:

"I want to play at the highest level I possibly can.

"The club that I chose had to be the right club and I think I chose the correct club with Hibs, It was a massive decision for me.

"I have had three-and-a-half great years at Hibs, it has been a great learning curve and I have played regularly.

"But there is a time in a person's career when there comes a time to move on."

Murphy is contracted to Hibs until the end of the 2009/10 season.

Fan's idol Murphy would be a MASSIVE loss to the Hibees, he has surely went on to establish himself as the best full back in the country, it now seems we could have trouble hanging on to him come January.

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