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18th Feb, 2018 | 1:10pm

Celtic must make transfer decision on title-winning midfielder after reported PL interest

Hibernian’s John McGinn has been one of the stand-out players for the Edinburgh side in their return to the Scottish Premiership this season with his form earning him a debut Scotland cap.
The 23-year-old has long been linked with a move to Celtic, but now it seems that West Ham are stepping up their interest in the player, with the Scottish Sun reporting that the Premier League side’s assistant manager Billy McKinlay watched McGinn play for Hibernian in their 2-0 win over Aberdeen on Saturday.
Brendan Rodgers and the board at Celtic will have to decide if he is a player worth pursuing in the summer transfer window. There’s little chance the Hoops could match the money that West Ham can offer the midfielder, but there is always the carrot of playing in the Champions League to dangle in front of the player.
A decision will have to be made on the Scottish Championship title winner – and any other major transfer targets – soon in the close season, as with the Bhoys having four Champions League qualifiers to navigate it is important that any new signings are bedded into the squad straight away.
Another factor to consider is would McGinn currently get into the Hoops side at the moment, or would he replacing a player that may leave in the summer, such as Stuart Armstrong? These are all questions to consider as the Hoops ponder a move for McGinn.
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