Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn is set to be handed a lucrative new contract, according to The Scottish Sun. Amid interest from Manchester United, Aston Villa are moving to tie their midfield star down.
McGinn joined from Hibernian last summer in a £2.75m (Sun) deal. This has proved to be a bargain as he played a pivotal role in the club’s promotion back to the Premier League.
The Scotland international played 43 times, racking up a tally of seven goals and 10 assists. But his most decisive moment of the season was his play-off final goal against Derby County.
McGinn headed in from close-range against the Rams at Wembley to put Aston Villa 2-0 up. The game ended 2-1 so McGinn’s goal proved to be the winner as Aston Villa sealed their top-flight return.
Now, ahead of the Premier League season, the Villans are desperate to keep the 24-year-old. West Ham and Leicester have also been interested in McGinn (Daily Mail) but Aston Villa could be set to keep him.
Aston Villa have slapped a £50m price tag on McGinn’s head to fend off competitors. And now they will give him a new contract to put this speculation to bed. Here is some reaction from fans.
With a £100 Million release clause.
— Bryan Langham (@Stargatebryan) July 14, 2019
Legend!…god bless him
— Gerry smith (@gerryasmith) July 13, 2019
— Joe McGrath (@JoeDMcG) July 13, 2019
— . (@ffsallyy) July 13, 2019
Well done John son. I’d pay everyday of the week to watch a player like that in my team.
— paul morton (@pmorton1980) July 13, 2019
— Craigw (@Holtender05) July 13, 2019