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Manchester United eyeing move for Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn

Over the past couple of weeks, there has been intense speculation over the future of John McGinn at Aston Villa.

According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Manchester United are eyeing move for Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn.

McGinn has been at Aston Villa since 2018 when he joined from Hibernian. The 27-year-old’s contract is set to expire at the end of the 2024/25 campaign.

This season, McGinn has scored 3 goals and provided 2 assists in 14 appearances for Aston Villa.

John McGinn
John McGinn

The 27-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Scotland. His record for Scotland is also impressive. John McGinn has scored 11 goals in 42 matches for Scotland at senior level.

John McGinn will be high in demand this winter, with him having enjoyed a sublime season for Aston Villa this term.

Ralf Rangnick wants to sign a new midfielder and McGinn is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. He is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this winter.

The Red Devils are desperate to make an impact in the winter transfer window.

Manchester United
Manchester United

The former Hibernian man has the talent to play many roles in midfield.

According to the report, “John McGinn is still on Manchester United’s radar, with new interim boss Ralf Rangnick keen on landing the outstanding Aston Villa midfielder. United are expected to be in the market for midfield reinforcements, as doubts continue to surround the long-term futures of the likes of Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Donny van de Beek. The Sun previously reported United’s interest back in the summer of 2019, but Villa refused to play ball at that time. The report adds that Villa wanted £50 million back then so would want even more now. McGinn currently has three-and-a-half years left to run on the deal he signed at Villa Park last December, leaving Steven Gerrard’s men in a strong position to demand whatever fee they like. His ability on the ball and unbelievable work rate is said to be something that United scouts are understood to have noted. McGinn’s endless energy also makes him a perfect option for Rangnick’s high pressing style. Any move now depends on what sort of fee Villa will demand.”

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Manchester United will have to present a really enticing offer to bring Aston Villa to the negotiating table. The Red Devils have the resources to tempt them but it will be interesting to see if they are willing to overpay for the player.

Aston Villa are preparing to sell their midfielder should they receive a massive offer for him.

Should Manchester United pursue John McGinn?

If United and Rangnick are seriously considering a midfielder, McGinn could also prove to be a smart option.

All in all, McGinn will be an ideal choice for Ralf Rangnick as he ticks all the right boxes in terms of what he demands from his attackers.

How strong that interest is and whether United will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.

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Should Manchester United sign John McGinn?

Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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