MARTIN BOYLE has agreed a three-year extension at Hibs – only days after Aberdeen had a £500,000 bid rejected for the winger.
The 28-year-old winger, a pivotal figure who has scored five goals in seven games for the Easter Road first team this season, will remain at the Edinburgh club until at least the summer of 2024.
Boyle said: “It’s a great feeling to agree a new deal at a football club that means a lot to me and my family.
“I think everyone can see how much I’m enjoying it here and how my own game is benefitting from that.
“As a team, we’re always looking to improve and that’s key for me. Everyone can see the desire from the club, the players, and the management staff to progress and challenge for trophies and European football. That excites me and that’s where I want to be.
“If we keep working hard, then, hopefully, we will be able to create more highs than the ones we’ve already had.”
The Australian international Boyle has made more than 230 appearances for the Edinburgh club since joining in 2015, scoring 54 goals.
Boss Jack Ross, speaking to Sky Sports News, added: “Last season, his numbers for goals and assists were outstanding, and he’s started exactly the same this season as well. You can tell he’s feeling good and he’s right at it.
“For me, he’s as good as anyone in this country in his position and long may it continue because he’s a major asset for us.
“He’s also a really good character, brings energy to the club every day and works really hard for the team. He’s a player of real quality and a really good person for us to have at this football club.
“I’ve had long conversations with our new CEO Ben Kensell about building something here and he has been hugely supportive in aiming to keep our best players at the club.”