West Ham are indeed interested in signing Hibernian left-back Josh Doig according to club insider ExWHUemployee.

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Hammers boss David Moyes may well be on the look-out for a new left-back this summer to provide more competition and cover for Aaron Cresswell.

Arthur Masuaku can play there of course but he is far better suited to the wing-back role.

And it seems as though Moyes is already eyeing a potential left-back addition this summer.

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West Ham target Josh Doig in action for Hibernian (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Times first reported that West Ham are keen to sign £5 million-rated Hibs teenager Josh Doig.

West Ham keen on Josh Doig Ex claims

ExWHUemployee has backed up The Times’ claim that the 19-year-old Scot is attracting attention from the East London outfit

 

The well-informed club insider told the West Ham Way podcast:

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Josh Doig in action (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

“There is talk of interest in Josh Doig, he’s a Hibernian left-back, he’s only 19. There is some interest in him. Moyes was working for Scotland over the Euros and he is aware and Doig is someone we are keen on but not someone we are particularly close to.”

Doig is highly rated at Easter Road.

In 22 Scottish Premiership outings for Hibs last season, the left-back racked up one goal and three assists. He averaged 1.7 tackles, 0.7 interceptions, 1.3 clearances and 1.3 successful aerial duels per game during those outings (Who Scored).

£5 million for a player with the young Scot’s talent and potential seems like outstanding value.

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The 19-year-old is certainly one for the future. At the same time, however, he would provide stiff competition for Cresswell and Masuaku right now. This one seems like an absolute no-brainer for Moyes.

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