By Danny Wright

12th Dec, 2017 | 8:53am

BBC pundit: Celtic have good chance of sealing seven-figure swoop for top-flight playmaker

Michael Stewart has claimed that Celtic have a good chance of signing John McGinn from Hibernian in the near future – if they offered the right amount of money.

The BBC Sport pundit has suggested that the Bhoys would have to stump up £2.5million in order to prise McGinn, 23, away from Easter Road.

Hibs manager Neil Lennon claimed earlier this season that he believes McGinn to be worth a staggering £5million due to his impressive performances in the Scottish Premiership this term.

The Nottingham Post reported in the summer that Nottingham Forest had a £1.5million offer turned down for the Scotland international and now pundits have begun discussing the possibility of him moving to Parkhead.

Former Hearts midfielder Stewart believes that although Lennon may want £5million, the offer of a seven-figure fee worth £2.5million plus the services of Liam Henderson should be enough for Celtic to land the Hibs playmaker.

“I think that sort of thing, or that type of deal has a good probability of happening. It would be appealing to Hibs,” Stewart said, as shown on BBC Sport Scotland’s official Facebook account. “However, I think the transfer fee would have to be higher.

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“£2.5million plus Henderson? Then you start thinking.”

McGinn has been in top form this season, making 23 appearances across all competitions for Hibernian in their first year back in the Scottish Premiership.

In those games, the Glasgow-born midfielder has scored four goals and supplied four assists – two of his strikes came against Celtic in a 2-2 draw in September.

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