Hibs winger Martin Boyle linked with summer move to Australia

Last updated : 20 May 2024 By Steve Forbes

Hibs winger Martin Boylehas been linked with a summer transfer to the Australian A-League - Melbourne City and Perth Glory are reportedly vying for the Socceroo's signature on a free transfer.

Despite claims from FTBL that Boyle has rejected an initial offer from Melbourne and is in ongoing talks, there's a significant issue: Boyle has a year remaining on his contract at Easter Road, with an option for an additional year.

Hibs effectively forgave the final £1.3m of the £3m fee paid by Al Faisaly for Boyle following his return from a brief period in Saudi Arabia due to his club's relegation in 2022.

As possibly the highest-paid player at Hibs, securing Boyle, who has played 317 games and scored 79 goals for the club, would require a substantial bid.


From a Hibernian perspective, it would necessitate a considerable fee to consider a sale, raising questions about the affordability for the interested clubs.

Previously, Boyle's overseas stint meant separation from his wife Rachael, who has recently recovered from a severe ACL injury and resumed training with Hibs Ladies. The decision to relocate and take their children along would be a difficult one if the opportunity arises.

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