Celtic line up quickfire £1.5m bid for midfielder ripping up the league
By Alex Stevens
Brendan Rodgers is preparing to make a quickfire Celtic bid for Hibernian midfield dynamo John McGinn, according to a report.
The Express claim the Scottish champions are preparing a £1.5million offer for the central midfielder, who has been one of the outstanding players for Neil Lennon’s promoted side.
It is said that Celtic manager Rodgers is a big admirer of McGinn, 22, and has been impressed at his role in driving the team’s return to the Scottish Premiership as winners of the Championship.
The Express report that there is interest from English clubs in McGinn, including Sunderland.
Rodgers is now ready to make an early bid to prise the Scotland international from Hibs ahead of the forthcoming transfer window.
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Glasgow-born McGinn has made a big impression at the Edinburgh outfit since joining from St Mirren in the summer of 2015.
He has won three full Scotland caps and provided further evidence of his development with five goals and nine assists from midfield in 36 domestic matches this season.
Hibs are keen to extend the contract of McGinn, whose current deal expires in the summer of 2019.
In other Celtic transfer news, the deal is all but done for a proven Premier League performer to sign for the Scottish giants.