Noel Whelan has tipped John McGinn to join Wolves this summer claiming the club “would whet the appetite of any player.” 

The former Leeds United forward, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, suggested the 25-year-old would fit the criteria of Nuno Espirito Santo.

According to a report from TEAMtalk, the Aston Villa midfielder is a summer target at Molineux despite signing a new long-term deal last summer.

McGinn has not featured since December 21 having fractured his ankle in a 3-1 home defeat to Southampton.

When asked if the Scotland international’s head would be turned by an offer from the Midlands club, Whelan told Football Insider: “Yes. Wolves have got the right balance. They go for the right players with the right attitude and right attitude and he fits Nuno’s criteria.

“They have always been hard-working, disciplined and organised since Nuno joined. When we saw them in the Championship they were battering teams. They were far superior to everybody else. Even the way they did their warm-up – they had a plan.

“He goes out there and buys players on due diligence and he is very clever about the players he brings in. So far it has worked very well.

“The prospect of Wolves would whet the appetite of any player. I do not think Aston Villa will go down but if they do you will see an exodus.”

The left-footed midfielder, who returned to full training earlier this month, has scored four goals in 20 appearances so far this campaign.

McGinn is expected to return to the Villa side when the Premier League, currently suspended due to the outbreak of COVID-19, resumes.

In other Wolves news, Noel Whelan has told Football Insider it would require a bid of £90million for La Liga giants to land Molineux favourite.