I think that is a great model to follow for young players making a big jump to a club where they clearly will initially struggle to challenge for a starting place. Player continues to develop and gets a lot more game time than they would initially at their new club as well as probably getting experience playing European football. New club gets much more certainty around the player's continued development than they would putting him out on loan elsewhere because they know already that he's a regular starter with us and how he fits in with our manager's plans/team set up. We get the benefit of having the player for another year and them developing more will increase their value and thereby the sell-on amount.
Okay there's an argument for keeping him longer and getting more money down the line but it's about getting the right balance of when to let them go, so based on it being the right time for them to go, I think it would be good to have 1 or 2 players on this model on an ongoing basis. You don't want to have too many because you don't want to block the next ones coming through. If we can get a deal for Doig like this then it'll make us a very attractive place for other youngsters to come. Arguably a better and faster route to success than in the Celtic and Rangers youth set up.