Hibs linked with Start defender Kristoffer Tonnessen

Last updated : 18 August 2021 By Steve Forbes

According to reports in Norway, Hibs are interested is Start defender Kristoffer Tonnessen.

The Hibees have apparently lined-up a move for the Start captain should Josh Doig leave the club before the window closes.

Doig has been linked with the likes of Man City, AC Milan and Arsenal in the past and Watford have already had a £2.5m bid rejected earlier this summer.

The 19-year-old was dropped for the Hibees European clash with Santa Coloma last month, after two unknown clubs upped their interest, but a deal never materialised - to the annoyance of Hibs boss Jack Ross.

According to website FVN.NO Hibs have contacted the Nowegian side and asked for a valuation of their club captain, with the two clubs apparently a bit a part in valuation.

Hibs boss Jack Ross is keen to react quickly, with under two weeks left of the transfer window left, if Doig leaves in a big money move.

Tonnessen isn't the only option in that position, with the Hibees working off a shortlist of players, should they fail to land the player.

The 23-year-old started his career with FK Jerv, before moving to Start and has been capped 3 times by Norway U21's.


We here at Hibs-Mad towers don't know much about the player, but it's good to know a plan is in place, should we lose the excellent Doig.

It still seems only a matter of time before we lose Josh, with club's likely to panic as the window nears closure.

Hibs already having a number of targets on a shortlist, should they need to move quickly is good news.

We can watch this one with interest.

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