John McGinn would be an excellent signing for Rangers this summer

As reported by The Daily Record, Rangers are interested in signing Hibernian midfielder John McGinn this summer.

What’s the story?

McGinn has been linked with a move away from Hibs all season long after impressive performances in the Scottish Premiership but it seems that Rangers are ready to throw their hat into the ring.

The Record report that Director of Football Mark Allen has been tracking the Scotland international all season and has made his availability known to incoming manager Steven Gerrard.

The paper say that the Liverpool legend subsequently sent a scout to watch the player in this week’s Edinburgh derby at Tynecastle and is now weighing up whether to make his move.

The report also states that Hibs boss Neil Lennon could be looking for as much as £5m for the midfielder as interest in his signature grows north and south of the border.

Would he be a good signing?

Signing John McGinn would make a statement that Rangers are ready to do serious business in the transfer window this summer, especially since the player is reported to be a long-time target of rivals Celtic.

Impressing with both St Mirren and Hibs in the Scottish top-flight for years now, he’s a determined and capable midfielder who would go a long way to bringing back a battling spirit to the engine room at Rangers.

The Gers have looked lightweight in that area all season and McGinn loves to get stuck in, win the ball and have an effect on the game in the final third.

The reported £5m may be a little steep for Rangers this summer, but if they can negotiate that kind of fee down, he could prove to be an excellent bit of business and develop even more under new manager Steven Gerrard.