Martin Boyle has completed a move to Al-Faisaly after Hibernian accepted the third bid of £2.5m plus add-ons. The first two bids of £500,000 and £2m were rejected earlier. The Australian international finalized a deal for the move after agreeing on a life-changing contract. Boyle has been in superb goal-scoring form this season, scoring 14 for the club as well as five for Australia.
“I’ve stuck around for so long, and I want the fans to know I never took anything for granted. I gave everything to the club and their support from the stands, and even on social media, was fantastic. A massive thank you to them,” Hibernian striker Martin Boyle said. “Hopefully in the future, I can return one day and repay them once again. It’s a new adventure for me. I’m certainly looking forward to it. But I’m hoping that if I do come back I’ve still got a lot to give.”
“We’d like to begin by thanking Martin Boyle for everything he’s done for Hibernian FC over the last seven years. He created some really special memories with us and gave everything for the supporters,” Hibernian CEO Ben Kensell said. “Letting Martin go was a difficult decision to make as he’s an important player for us, but equally when a player is presented with a life-changing option in front of him and makes it clear that it’s an option he’d like to take, then we have to listen.”