winger Martin Boyle, who has been linked with Celtic, could be on his way to Saudi Arabia – and a whopping £1MILLION per year wage deal.

Ange Postecoglou is a confirmed admirer of the 28-year-old Easter Road ace after working with him at Australian international level and the Hoops boss has been exploring all avenues to further strengthen his squad which has included bringing in the J-League trio of Daizen Maeda, Yosuke Ideguchi and Reo Hatate and Irish teenage striker Johnny Kenny.

HAMPDEN HAT-TRICK HERO…Martin Boyle completes his trio against Rangers with a penalty-kick beyond keeper Allan McGregor.

HEAD MASTER…Martin Boyle (No.10) diverts the ball wide of Celtic keeper Joe Hart in Hibs’ 3-1 loss in October.

Boyle, though, could be heading to an unnamed Middle East club, despite new manager Shaun Maloney’s insistence the club MUST hold onto the exciting raider who is under contract until the summer of 2024.

The Aussie flyer, who fired in a first-half hat-trick as the Edinburgh club overwhelmed Rangers 3-1 in the Premier Sports League Cup semi-final last month, can pen a minimum two-year deal if he wants it, according to a report in the Scottish Sun on Sunday.

Saudi Arabian Pro-League side Al Faisaly had a £500,000 bid for Boyle rejected just before Christmas. The attacker has attracted attention with his exploits at home and abroad where he has netted five goals in nine appearances for the Aussies.

Hibs will seek a bid of around the £3million mark before considering parting with the fans’ favourite.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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