KRIS COMMONS has urged Celtic and Rangers to have a punt on Hibs winger Martin Boyle.

The 27-year-old enjoyed a flying start to the season on Saturday as he netted a double against Kilmarnock at Easter Road.

Commons played alongside the Australian international during his time at Hibs and he reckons he would be a steal for either Neil Lennon or Steven Gerrard.

Speaking in the Daily Mail, he said: "Having played with Martin Boyle for a few months during my time at Hibs, I can vouch first-hand about just what a talented boy he really is.

"I promise you, he's absolutely greased lightning when he's in full flow.

"In terms of raw pace, he's undoubtedly one of the quickest players in the country.

"But he's also added a bit more subtlety and end product to his game over the past couple of years. He's a much more complete player nowadays.

"Boyle is equally at home on the wing or through the middle as a striker, so the versatility he offers is another huge positive for any potential suitors.

"Having scored both goals in Hibs' 2-1 victory over Kilmarnock at the weekend, it was a welcome return to form for a man who has suffered from some horrible injury problems.

"My advice to Hibs fans would be quite simple. Enjoy him while you can.

"Given that he's only got a year left to run on his contract, bigger clubs are bound to be looking at him."

He continued: "I know for a fact that Neil Lennon rates him highly and thoroughly enjoyed working with him during their time together at Easter Road.

"I also don't see why the likes of Rangers shouldn't at least have a look at him and explore the possibility of making an offer.

"With just a year left on his contract, Boyle wouldn't cost an arm and a leg. Especially not with the financial problems Hibs are facing.

"He could be available at a knockdown price. I reckon a bid of around £250k would be enough to at least ask the question of Hibs.

"With the transfer window open until October, Boyle will be a wanted man if he continues the red-hot form he showed against Killie on the opening day."