BRENTFORD have joined the race to land Hibs striker Kevin Nisbet.
SunSport understands the English Championship aspect have been maintaining tabs on the Scotland worldwide after a surprising first season within the Premiership.
Hibs star Kevin Nisbet isn’t wanting admirers down south[/caption]
Nisbet has netted 17 objectives, together with three in his final 4 video games, to assist Jack Ross’ aspect to 3rd within the desk.
The 24-year-old missed final Saturday’s 1-Zero dwelling defeat to St Johnstone via harm however is on the market for this weekend’s Scottish Cup semi-final with Dundee United at Hampden.
Birmingham Metropolis noticed a £3million bid rejected for Nisbet within the January switch window because the Hibees hierarchy had been determined to carry on to their objective machine.
Now their English Championship rivals may very well be able to swoop as they appear to start out planning for subsequent season.
Hibs will demand huge cash for the Scotland star[/caption]
Their very own star striker Ivan Toney – who had talks with Celtic final summer season – is being tracked by a number of English Premier League sides, together with West Ham who’re eager to safe his signature.
The 25-year-old solely joined the Bees final summer season in a £5m swap, however has netted 30 objectives to assist Thomas Franke’s aspect safe their place within the promotion play-offs and is now valued at round £35m.
Brentford have a fame for bringing in youthful gamers and growing them earlier than promoting them on for giant revenue.
Ivan Toney is valued at £35million[/caption]
Ollie Watkins joined the membership from Exeter Metropolis in 2017 for round £2m earlier than being bought to Aston Villa for £28m final summer season.
With Toney wanting set for a summer season exit, the Bees are potential replacements with Nisbet excessive on their checklist.
The striker’s gorgeous kind for the Easter Street aspect noticed him earn a primary worldwide call-up by Scotland boss Steve Clarke for March’s World Cup qualifiers.
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With Nisbet additionally anticipated to be included within the 26-man squad for this summer season’s European Championship finals.
The Easter Street aspect received’t promote the participant – who they paid Dunfermline £300,000 final July – on a budget.
Defenders Ryan Porteous and Josh Doig are additionally attracting curiosity from English sides.
With Hibs proprietor Ron Gordon confirming final month that ‘one or two’ of their prized property may very well be bought this summer season.
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He mentioned: “I feel that possibly one, possibly two might have the chance to maneuver this summer season.
“I don’t assume we should always undervalue our gamers, I received’t think about us simply as a promoting membership.”
Boss Ross is eager to carry onto Nisbet however is aware of an enormous cash bid might see the striker transfer on this summer season.
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