The battle to sign John McGinn looks to go on, as Leeds United are the latest club to express an interest in the 23-year-old Hibernian midfielder – and a bidding war could well be on its way.
The Scottish Sun are reporting that the Championship side are willing to bid £2.5million for the player, whilst Hibernian are looking for £5million.
That sum is ridiculous when you consider that the player is going to be out of contract in a year’s time, and it looks like an excuse to force a bidding war for the player.
The Hoops were credited with an interested in the player in January, as reported by the Daily Mail, but at that price they are better off looking at other targets.
For a start Hibernian are kidding themselves on if they think that any club is willing to pay that much money for a player with a year left on his deal.
Also, there is little chance of the player becoming a first-team regular for the Hoops, at the moment he seems to define a squad player, and you don’t pay big sums of money to keep the player on the bench.
The Hoops are in need of new signings in the summer, but midfield is currently their strongest area, and McGinn is not a player that Brendan Rodgers should be looking to sign in the summer.
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