Former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie has told Football FanCast in an exclusive interview that it would be a negative step for his old side to sell John McGinn to West Ham this summer.
McGinn is currently being linked with a move to the London Stadium, with West Ham insider ExWHUemployee (via Hammers News) claiming Moyes is keen on the player.
Hendrie, though, has warned Villa that they must keep hold of their good players if they are to build on what has been a decent season for the club.
McGinn joined the Villans from Hibernian back in 2018 in a deal that is said to have cost the club just £2m.
Speaking exclusively to FFC about West Ham’s reported interest in the 26-year-old midfielder, Hendrie said:
“Villa need to keep hold of players that they’ve got, good players that they’ve got, and build on that. So I feel that’d be such a negative if they sold John McGinn, but money talks and West Ham [are] possibly entering into the Champions League.”
Even with Champions League football, it may still be difficult for West Ham to get McGinn out of Villa Park in the next transfer window.
The Scotland international signed a contract extension until 2025 last year, leaving his current club in a strong position.