As reported by The Scottish Sun, Celtic are interested in signing Hibernian midfielder John McGinn this summer.
After another successful treble-winning campaign, Brendan Rodgers will again be on the hunt for players he feel can make a difference in the Hoops first-team both in the short and long term.
One player on his radar is Scotland international John McGinn, according to The Scottish Sun.
The paper report that he is a transfer target for the Hoops this summer and while no bid has yet been made, talks could begin soon for his signature, with Scott Allan likely to be part of the package heading in the other direction.
Previously reported to be valued at £5m by Hibs, can Celtic get the deal done and secure one of Scottish football’s stand-out performers?
The midfield at Celtic Park is arguably the strongest area of their squad with the likes of Scott Brown, Olivier Ntcham and Callum McGregor all likely to get a game ahead of McGinn, not to mention Eboue Kouassi and Stuart Armstrong.
Still just 23 years of age though, McGinn has excellent potential, possessing the raw attributes, leadership skills and football intelligence that can be polished under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers.
There are certainly parallels with the career of Celtic’s own captain, who made the switch from Hibs to the Hoops back in 2007 after a successful period at Easter Road.
The Hoops often bring in talented foreign prospects from abroad but it’s also important they have a Scottish core to their squad that will form the basis of the starting eleven in the long-term, it’s been their blueprint, and McGinn can be part of that.
If Celtic don’t move for him this summer, McGinn could well be lost to English football and the Hoops should make their move and give him the platform to make himself a hero in Glasgow.
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