Kevin Nisbet closing in on Millwall move after Hibs accept offer

Nisbet has travelled south as the striker moves closer to leaving Hibs.

Kevin Nisbet closing in on Millwall move after Hibernian accept offer SNS Group

Kevin Nisbet is closing in on a move to Milwall after the club agreed a transfer fee with Hibernian for the striker.

Millwall had an initial bid of £1.1m rejected earlier this month but returned with an improved offer that, including add-ons, would see Hibs receive more than £2m for the Scotland international.

The Easter Road club took time to consider the bid for a player who has been in strong form since returning from injury but have now agreed a fee with Millwall.

Nisbet is now travelling south to progress the move and looks likely to be a Milwall player before the window closes.

The forward, who has 10 Scotland caps, has scored 34 times in 88 games for Hibs. After missing the start of the season, he’s scored seven goals in seven games since returning to fitness.

His impending exit comes at a time when Ryan Porteous appears close to signing for Watford as Hibs cash in on a player coming to the end of his contract.

Manager Lee Johnson was also deprived of another key player when it was revealed that Rocky Bushiri has suffered an ankle injury that will rule him out for the next three months.

Speaking about the imminent departures at his pre-match media conference, Johnson said: “They are not in the building today, obviously there’s been bids come in from Watford and Millwall respectively, they are down talking to them.

“Neither transfer is done but obviously they are not here today and tomorrow I couldn’t give you an answer just now if they are available for selection or not.

“It is a big loss (if they go). Two quality players in very different circumstances in each transfer.

“Sometimes it is difficult to stand in a guy’s way and it’s well-documented our shortcomings in Porteous’ contract situation (his deal ends this summer) but at the same time Kevin could command a very strong fee that we could reinvest.”

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