Hibs linked with another two players!!

Last updated : 10 June 2007 By Steve Forbes

According to this mornings press Hibs have been linked with a current Celtic player and also an ex Parkhead recruit.

Celtic goalkeeper David Marshall has been linked with a move to Easter Road in one of this mornings tabloids.

Marshall, 22, has slapped in a transfer request at Parkhead, but has thought to have stated that he would like to move South, to Norwich City, which is where he spent part of last season on loan.

What is a doubt though is if Hibs would be willing to meet Celtic's valuation of the player, as the hoops are thought to be looking for £500,000 for the
Scotland international.

John Collins has 'money to spend' according to chairman Rod Petrie, after the sales of Kevin Thomson and Scott Brown saw Hibs bring in £6.5m, which could rise to £7.5m, to the club.

Whether Petrie sanctions a £500,000 bid for
Marshall is another matter. The Celtic keeper's wages would also be a stumbling block.

Another player thought to be on the radar of Hibs boss John Collins is ex Celtic full back Stephen Crainey.

Crainey, 26, left Celtic to sign for
Southampton for £500,000 in 2003.

Crainey then found himself out in the cold, when then
Southampton boss Gordon Strachan quit his post in protest.

The ex Celt then joined Leeds Utd on loan, only to then sign for the club on a permanent deal just seven days after joining on loan for £250,000.

Leeds have just recently released Crainey after there relegation from the English Championship and it is thought Hibs could face competition for the players' signature from Championship side Coventry City.

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