Hibs price West Brom out of move for full back David Murphy!!

Last updated : 19 July 2007 By Steve Forbes

Ex Hibs boss Tony Mowbray, has today admitted that Hibs have priced him out of a move for outstanding full back David Murphy.

Murphy, 23, has been in scintillating form since arriving on a free transfer from English Premiership side
Middlesbrough in 2004.

The English full back made his debut in a Hibs shirt, as a trialist, against
Cardiff City in a pre-season friendly. "Murph" was instantly signed up on a two-year deal within a couple of days of his trial.

Hibs, thought to have brought in a cool £10m in the last year, are now in a position to turn down offers, if they wish.

There was rumours that West Brom had tabled a paltry £500,000 bid for the defender, but it seems Mowbray has admitted defeat in his quest to capture the Hibees full back.

It's not known how much Hibs demanded for Murphy, but www.Hibernian-mad.co.uk understands that it was pretty much dead on the £2m mark.

The ex Hibs boss said:

"There was one discussion about Murphy six weeks ago but I was quoted a ridiculously high price for a player that cost nothing a few years ago, It finished there really."

Well done Hibs, we may have signed him for nothing, but we have spent time and money turning him into a quality full back, probably the best in the country.

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