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West Brom must hijack Celtic’s move for McGinn to bolster midfield options

Hibernian manager Neil Lennon has been surprised at the lack of bids for Scotland international midfielder John McGinn, according to STV, and West Brom should take advantage of this by meeting his valuation.

What’s the story?

STV reports that both Blackburn and Brighton have been interested in the 23-year-old, but the only bids so far have come from Scottish champions Celtic. In fact, the Hoops have submitted three bids so far this summer for McGinn, with the latest at £2m according to The Scottish Sun, but all have been rejected.

McGinn played 80 minutes and provided an assist on Sunday as Hibernian kicked off their Scottish Premier League campaign with a 3-0 win at home to Motherwell.

According to The Scottish Sun, the Easter Road outfit value their man at just £4m, despite him being a nine-cap Scotland international midfielder.

A potential bargain

West Brom manager Darren Moore

Considering the inflated fees in the UK transfer market this summer, £4m for a young international midfielder with bags of potential should be considered a bargain and West Brom boss Darren Moore must make the most of the lack of offers.

Moore’s only options to partner Jake Livermore in central midfield at the moment are 37-year-old Gareth Barry and 32-year-old James Morrison, who only recieved a new contract with the Baggies this week after his future was uncertain during the summer.

McGinn could be a fantastic signing and is highly regarded in Scotland, having scored 17 goals and provided 29 assists during his time with Hibs. After West Brom lost their opening game 2-1 at home to Bolton on Saturday, it is clear that additions need to be made at the Hawthorns.

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