AUSTRALIA ASSISTANT MANAGER Rene Meulensteen has admitted his amazement that Celtic haven’t yet made a move for Hibs winger Martin Boyle. Boyle won a penalty versus the Scottish Champions at the weekend and has been a thorn in their side in recent meetings and the ex-Man Utd coach told the Scottish Sun that he is surprised they haven’t tried to sign the Scottish-born Australia International.
“I’m actually surprised that a club like Celtic or Rangers haven’t come in for him because he’s got so much to offer and is doing really well for Hibs right now.
“Martin’s great – he’s full of beans, hard-working, quick, agile and direct.
“He’s got something special about him, he’s not afraid to run at people and has a heart like a lion.
“Martin has had a few injury setbacks, but personality-wise he never stops smiling. He’s a good guy and a very good player.”
Despite an injury hell over the last two years, Boyle has still been one of Hibernian’s top performers for the Edinburgh side, earning an extension this summer.
Boyle was watched by Celtic in January but the £1.5m figure that Jack Ross put on his head appeared too much for the club hierarchy to sanction a move. Despite this, the 27-year-old was able to sign a new deal until 2023, adding significantly to that £1.5m fee that Ross was after in January.