Chelsea beating Arsenal to sign this 18-year-old Scottish ace would be a smart piece of investment


Why Chelsea should sign the talented Josh Doig of Hibernian

According to Sky Sports, Chelsea are one of the clubs interested in Josh Doig. The Hibernian youngster has impressed in the Scottish Premier League this season despite just making his first-team debut last August. Arsenal and Celtic are the other two clubs interested in Doig.


Josh Doig is an 18-year-old Scottish left-back who plays for Hibernian FC. A youth product of Hearts, Doig started out his career there itself. In 2018, he was promoted to the U-18’s and the following season, he was pushed up to the reserves side.

After six months, he was loaned out to Queen’s Park FC on a short-term deal. He went on to play 7 games and assist twice. On his return, he moved to Hibernian. Doig made his debut for Hibs in August last year against Kilmarnock.

So far, he has made 20 appearances for Hibs and assisted two goals. Doig is a part of the Scotland U-18’s side but is yet to play a game for them.

Hibernian v Ross County SPFL Premiership 30/12/2020. Josh Doig 25 of Hibernian FC and Harry Paton 24 of Ross County FC fight for the ball during the SPFL Premiership match between Hibernian and Ross County at Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh, Scotland on 30 December 2020.

Doig can be one for the future at Chelsea

Given Chelsea spent a staggering amount in the summer window, bringing in a bevvy of players, it really doesn’t look like Tuchel needs more signings. The likes of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz, Hakim Ziyech and Ben Chilwell all arrived for big money. That has left new Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel with an oversized squad at this point.

Nonetheless, Chelsea have a tendency to find the best possible young talents across the world and sign them. Josh Doig falls under the same category. The Scot came to the fore this season with his exploits in defence for Hibs. Despite his young age, he has shown immense ability with his contributions from the left side of defence.

Heart of Midlothian v Hibernian – William Hill Scottish Cup – Semi-Final – Hampden Park Hibernian s Josh Doig and Hearts Craig Wighton right battle for the ball during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match at Hampden Park, Glasgow.

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Over the summer, Chelsea spent a fortune on Ben Chilwell to bring him over from Leicester City. Since then, he has made the left-back spot his own. Emerson has also featured occasionally.

That would make Doig a signing for the future in case Chelsea go ahead for him. With so many clubs interested, Chelsea would be wise to leap ahead for the youngster.