Manchester United are looking to make a bid for Aston Villa Midfielder John McGinn, according to the latest reports.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s new transfer strategy is in full flow as the club is looking to sign young and motivated British players instead of the big name signings from the foreign leagues.
So, having signed a player from Wales and England each, Manchester United have now ‘reportedly’ set their sights on the Scottish star John McGinn, because we don’t want them to feel left out!
The 24-year-old McGinn joined Villa from Hibernian last summer for just £2.75million.
However, the young Scot turned out to be an excellent purchase for the Championship side as he swept away the fans’ player and players’ player of the season awards with his brilliant performances that was capped with a goal in the play-off final against Derby at Wembley.
An all-action midfielder, McGinn’s qualities and characteristics could be compared to that of Ander Herrera who left us on a free last month to sign for PSG.
But, here’s where the problem lies..
As per the reports, Aston Villa are in no mood to sell one of their best players, more so, when they have just made a return to the Premier League.
Having being signed last summer, McGinn still has 4 years left on his current contract, meaning, Aston Villa have all the leverage on this deal.
Reports also confirms that the newly promoted club would look to demand £50million for the services of the Midfielder, which is quite absurd given that he just signed for £2.75m last summer!
While, Manchester United are in a need of a midfielder and we are quite desperate to sign only young and British homegrown players (unless the players name is Bruno Fernandes!), spending £50m on John McGinn should be a big no.
While, clearly talented, we should probably invest that money on better, more experienced players at this level, as the Scotsman gears up for his debut Premier League season.