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Leeds could sign their own Andy Robertson in Hibernian’s Josh Doig

Leeds could sign their own Andy Robertson in Hibernian starlet Josh Doig amid suggestions that the Whites are interested in the teenage left-back.

What’s the story?

A report from The Scottish Sun earlier this month claimed that, along with Celtic, the likes of Manchester City and Leeds United are interested in the 18-year-old, who would command a fee of around £1.5m.

Alan Hutton has now thrown his backing behind a potential move for Doig, and insisted that he has all the tools in his locker to become a real star in the future.

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Speaking to Football Insider, the ex-Scotland right-back said: “He’s only 18 but he’s got a great engine, can get up and down, got a great left foot, aggressive. He is definitely one for the future.

“They see a talented player they think they can develop and make better for £1.5m. You can definitely tell he’s a talented player. He’s got all the attributes to be a left-back or a wing-back. He is one that you’re hoping does well.”

Leeds’ own Andy Robertson

Make no mistake about it, both Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold have really led the way in terms of showing the kind of devastating impact that full-backs can have going forward – even in a below-par season for Liverpool, the former has already racked up five assists in the Premier League, while he has set up a whopping 35 goals in 171 games in total for the Merseyside club.

The flying Scot matches a superb work-rate with some incredible deliveries into the box – his 1.6 successful crosses per game ranks him fifth in the Premier League – and it appears that Doig is from the same mould.

Goal claimed that “scouts have noted Doig’s attacking output as a huge part of his game, with his crossing ability and tireless running two of his key attributes”, a trait for which Robertson has really made a name for himself.

Doig has contributed four assists in just 24 Scottish Premiership matches this season, and like Hutton says, he appears to have a “great engine” in getting up and down the pitch as either a traditional left-back or a modern wing-back.

Just like Robertson did when he initially moved to Hull from Dundee United when he was only 20, Doig could follow his fellow Scottish full-back in making the move down south at a young age and later establishing himself as a bona-fide star at Premier League level.

All he needs is a chance, and under Bielsa’s guidance, Leeds could very well unearth their own superstar like Robertson has become at Liverpool.

Meanwhile, Leeds could sign their own Dele Alli in this starlet…

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