Celtic must make instant swoop for international dynamo, reported Jan switch likely
With Stuart Armstrong set to be ruled out for up to a month after undergoing a hernia operation in Germany, the talk will now turn to Celtic bringing in a replacement for the 25-year-old midfielder.
One player who may well be under consideration is one who has been mentioned before as being a possible signing target, Hibernian midfield dynamo John McGinn.
The Daily Mail reported earlier this month that the 23-year-old was likely to leave Hibs in the January transfer window, and claimed that Brendan Rodgers is a “known admirer” of the player.
The Scotland international is a slightly different type of player from Armstrong, he doesn’t score as many goals as the former Dundee United man but he does have the drive and energy that the Hoops will lack whilst Armstrong recovers from his operation.
McGinn, who recently made his international debut, showed his abilities against the Hoops this season when he scored twice in a 2-2 draw between the sides back in September.
As for the transfer fee involved, Ipswich reportedly had a £1million bid for the player turned down in June, so the Edinburgh side will likely be looking for more than that, perhaps around £2million as his contract still has 18 months left to run.
After all the speculation the time may finally be right for Brendan Rodgers to make a move for John McGinn.
In other Celtic news, Erik Sviatchenko is set to return to Denmark
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