By Wayne Veysey

7th Apr, 2017 | 4:55pm

Betting update: Celtic clear favourites to sign international midfielder

By Alex Stevens

Celtic have been installed as the clear favourites to sign John McGinn from Hibernian this summer.

The newly-crowned Scottish champions are leading the running to land the central midfielder, who has been one of the outstanding players for Neil Lennon’s promotion hopefuls.

Bet Victor have placed odds of 3/1 on Celtic signing McGinn, 22, making them the bookies’ No1 choice ahead of bitter rivals Rangers, who are priced at 5/1.

Second-placed Scottish Premiership Aberdeen are 8/1 in the betting, ahead of English Championship pair Newcastle and Derby, who are both 10/1.

Glasgow-born McGinn has made a big impression at Hibs since joining from St Mirren in the summer of 2015.

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He has won three full Scotland caps and provided further evidence of his development with five goals and seven assists from midfield in 32 domestic matches this season.

McGinn is on course to be playing in the Scottish top flight next season, as Hibs are nine points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship.

In other Celtic transfer news, the deal is all but done for a proven Premier League performer to sign for the Scottish giants.

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