Celtic must let Rangers win any bidding war over £5m-rated midfielder amid transfer claims
It looks like there could be an Old Firm bidding war for Hibernian midfielder John McGinn, if reports are to be believed.
Steven Gerrard will be wanting to make some big signings when he begins as Gers manager and the Daily Record claims that the Gers are interested in making a move for the 23-year-old, who the Easter Road side are hoping to get a fee of £5million for.
The player has been linked with Celtic in the past, with the Daily Mail reporting in January that both the Hoops and West Ham were interested in the Scotland international.
However, Brendan Rodgers and the Hoops should nip any notion of any bidding war in the bud by moving on to other targets – letting the Gers win the bidding war if they have to.
The player just is not worth the reported £5million, especially when his contract is going to run out at the end of next season.
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If any Hoops fans watched the recent Edinburgh derby, they would have seen the player disappear in a game which the Easter Road side needed to win if they wanted to finish runners-up in the Scottish Premiership.
If the Gers want to break the bank on McGinn then that is up to them, but the player just is not worth the money Hibernian are looking for – the Hoops have better players in midfield as it as anyway – and they should move on to other signing targets.
In other Celtic news, one player is set to leave the Hoops in the summer