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Aston Villa: Gerrard must avoid John McGinn transfer disaster

Since Steven Gerrard took charge of Aston Villa, the only negatives could be their defeats against Manchester City and Liverpool, however, given the level of opposition Villa were up against in those games, the two defeats shouldn’t be held against Gerrard with too much scrutiny.

That said, with the January transfer window on the horizon, it seems as though Gerrard could be heading for a potential disaster at the Midlands club.

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With recent reports claiming fellow Premier League club Manchester United are interested in signing John McGinn and with Paddy Kenny suggesting that the Scottish international would take his game to the next level if he joined the Red Devils in January, it would be a tragedy if Villa were to lose their midfield man.

Since joining Villa back in August 2018 from Hibernian, the 27-year-old has made a total of 126 appearances for the Midlands club across all competitions, scoring 17 goals and providing 29 assists along the way, cementing himself as an important figure for Villa.

Taking into account how McGinn has played the full 90 minutes in 14 of the 15 league games he’s appeared in, this highlights how much of a key player he is for Villa in their midfield.

In terms of his performances, with an overall rating of 7.14/10 from WhoScored, listing him as Villa’s highest-rated player in the league so far this season, this not only shows why United are apparently interested in signing the Scotland international, but why it would be an outrageous decision for Villa to sell him, especially in January halfway through the season and only a few weeks after Gerrard has arrived.

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This also shows that how McGinn, in the words of Micah Richards, has now stepped out of the “shadow of Jack Grealish,” after he was sold to Manchester City.

Looking ahead to the future, Villa must do all they can to keep the midfielder out of United’s clutches or any other club that may want to sign him.

With his current contract not set to expire until the summer of 2025 and the fact that he’s getting regular playing time, this should be some comfort to any Villa fans that may be concerned about the possibility of the Scot leaving.

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