KEVIN NISBET is set to leave Hibs this month with Millwall closing in on the 25-year-old striker.

The English Championship club failed with their first THREE attempts to convince the Easter Road dealmakers to part ways with the Scotland international.

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Their fourth offer worth around £2million plus add-ons has been accepted though and it’s now down to agreeing personal terms with the player himself.

He looks set to depart Scotland before the end of the window, but Rangers legend Barry Ferguson can’t believe neither of the Old Firm clubs made a swoop for the in-form striker this winter.

Nisbet has scored seven and assisted one in six appearances since returning from his horror ACL injury which he suffered against Celtic last March.

And the former Ibrox skipper is “baffled” that neither Michael Beale or Ange Postecoglou took a punt on the forward as he insists they should be snapping up Scotland’s hottest properties

Speaking on Go Radio, Ferguson said: “It would be a great signing for Millwall but it baffles me why Rangers or Celtic aren’t…I was going to say risk or gamble but he’s not even that.

“I think he’s good enough to play for either of the Old Firm and I’m surprised there’s been no contact.

“There are still a few days left in the window, there are still six days but we’ve seen it in the past when good young players go for a couple of million pounds, which I think they are worth.

“Like my nephew Lewis (Ferguson) away to Bologna, (Josh) Doig away to Italy as well, (Aaron) Hickey before that.

“Lyndon Dykes is a different example, he obviously plays with Scotland but he came in late to Queen of the South and then played with Livingston.

“I like to see these young guys being kept in Scotland.

“I know eventually they will move to the bigger leagues but, for me, Kevin Nisbet at £2m – I’m taking him all day long.”

The Hoops were on the hunt for a new striker this month with Giorgos Giakoumakis set to leave the club in the coming days.

Atlanta United and Japanese outfit Urawa Red Diamonds are battling it out to land him before the window slams shut.

Nisbet has been targeted by Postecoglou as a potential replacement but the former Socceroos boss has already recruited South Korean striker Oh Hyeon-gyu.


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