Hibs youngster Murray Johnson joins Man City on trial

Last updated : 10 February 2021 By Steve Forbes

It's been revealed that young Hibs keeper Murray Johnson has joined English giants Manchester City on a week long trial.

The 16-year-old will spend a week at the incredible Etihad campus, and will join up with the Man City academy.

Johnson has apparently also been attracting interest from fellow English premiership side Everton, but City have made the first move.

Should he impress, Man City would have to pay the Hibees a transfer fee, as Murray signed his first professional contract with the Easter Road side in January.

It's thought Hibs would be looking for a six-figure fee with a sell-on, should he impress down in England.

The 6ft 2in stopper has already been capped by Scotland at youth level.

Editors View:

A fantastic oppertunity for the young lad.

It would be a dream come true for the youngster to head to such a huge club at his age.

However he would face a massive task to make the first team, but at 16 he has time on his side.

Hibs would maybe be a better option for him to play first team football, but the likely financial side of things could sway his thinking.

It's good to see Hibs have protected themselves by getting Johnson tied down on a contract.

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