Everton and Wolverhampton Wanderers are amongst the clubs considering a move for Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn this summer, according to a report from TEAMtalk.
TEAMtalk has suggested that McGinn could be on the move at the end of the season. It is hinted that the Villans may need to consider big offers for their players whether they manage to stay up or not.
And the report has suggested that McGinn is one of the players attracting a lot of attention. TEAMtalk claims that the Toffees are interested, while Wolves and Leicester City are also keen.
McGinn has endured a frustrating campaign. He established himself as an inspired signing during Villa’s promotion-winning campaign in the Championship.
And like teammate Jack Grealish, he was able to step up as Dean Smith’s men tackled the Premier League.
Unfortunately, the 25-year-old has not played since just before Christmas due to injury. And Villa have struggled without him, winning just three league games since his last appearance.
In fact, he remains Villa’s joint fourth highest goalscorer in the top flight. He scored three times in 18 starts.
The defensive side of his game could perhaps improve. But he is extremely exciting going forward. And it is unsurprising that sides such as Everton, Wolves and Leicester are pursuing a move.
But the trio will have to expect to pay a significant fee for McGinn. The Scottish Sun previously reported that Villa would demand £50 million for the former St Mirren man.
Smith will surely still want an eye-watering fee if Villa are relegated. And it is not difficult to imagine that that asking price would increase further if they do manage to get themselves out of trouble.