Ex-Celtic star Kris Commons believes either Rangers or Celtic should test Hibs’ resolve with a £250k bid for one-time £3m-rated Martin Boyle amid the covid shutdown.

Australian international Boyle, 27, scored a brace as Hibs beat St. Johnstone 2-1 on opening day as their season got off to the perfect start at Easter Road.

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Kris Commons believes Hibs forward Martin Boyle could available to Rangers for less than the £3m he was rated at last season. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

Given the financial situation across Scottish football, Hibs and Jack Ross may have to climb down from the £3m price tag they attached to the player last season.

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Commons believes either Old Firm side would do well to secure the forward’s services with Boyle also impressing for the Edinburgh side last season.

“Having played with Martin Boyle for a few months during my time at Hibs, I can vouch first-hand about just what a talented boy he is,” writes Commons in his Daily Mail column.

“Given that he’s only got a year left to run on his contract, bigger clubs are bound to be looking at him.

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“I know for a fact that Neil Lennon rates him highly and thoroughly enjoyed working with him during their time together at Easter Road.

 

“I also don’t see why the likes of Rangers shouldn’t at least have a look at him and explore the possibility of making an offer.

“With just a year left on his contract, Boyle wouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. Especially not with the financial problems Hibs are facing.

“He could be available at a knockdown price. I reckon a bid of around £250k would be enough to at least ask the question of Hibs.”

The comments of Commons come with Rangers boss Steven Gerrard desperate to add “firepower” to the ranks as the club looks to build a squad capable of going the length of a season

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Martin Boyle has four caps for Australia, scoring twice. (Photo by Jordan Pix/Getty Images)

Boyle could represent a solid Scottish Premiership option having hit six goals and eight assists in 28 games last term [Transfermarkt].

According to former Rangers star and fellow pundit Alex Rae Rangers have already secured the signing of another forward for this season [Clyde SSB 01/08/20].

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