Once Rangers-linked full-back Josh Doig is set to be the latest Scottish youngster to move to Italy as Hellas Verona line up a move for the Hibs left-back.

According to BBC Sport, the Easter Road club will sell the 20-year-old to the Serie A side on a four-year deal worth a reported £3m.

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A Scotland U21 international who made the breakthrough at Hibs at a teenager in 2020, Rangers have been routinely mentioned as potential suitors for the talented full-back.

The Gers were last linked with a move for the player in December of 2021 but there has been no mention of potential interest this summer.

That’s despite numerous reports and much conjecture regarding the future of Ibrox left-back Borna Barisic, who may well be moved on at some point in this window.

Nigerian international Calvin Bassey has also been the subject of much transfer talk but after a flurry of reports in early summer these appear to have cooled as of late.

The Hellas Verona move for Josh Doig means the Hibs man will be the latest in a line of Scottish youngsters who have moved to Italy and Serie A in recent seasons.

Ex-Hibs and Celtic kid Liam Henderson – now of Serie A Empoli – kicked off the trend when he moved to Bari in 2018 and has even turned out for Hellas Verona himself.

Another young full-back who was linked to Ibrox in Aaron Hickey also left for Bologna two seasons ago and after establishing himself in Serie A is now set for a megabucks move to England.

With a move to Brentford now announced, Sky Sports are reporting the Premier League side could wind up paying up to £18m for the Scotland international.

This also follows a reported deal for Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson – another extensively linked to Rangers – who is reportedly set to move to Bologna.

It means there is going to be a healthy Scottish contingent in Italy but there’s nothing to suggest that reported Rangers interest in Josh Doig, or Hickey or Ferguson for that matter, was ever made concrete.

Speaking of Hibs, they’ve just released a statement after Rangers plundered their Academy for a player regarded as one of the club’s top talents.

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