Hutton Exclusive: Big John McGinn development tipped by ex-Villa teammate
Alan Hutton believes that John McGinn is in line to receive a new contract after Jack Grealish and Tyrone Mings committed their futures to Aston Villa.
The former Villa and Scotland star, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, has lauded the club for tying down the “backbone” of the team and suggests his fellow countryman may be next.
Good news! 🙌@OfficialTM_3 has signed a contract extension with Aston Villa! 🤩
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— Aston Villa (@AVFCOfficial) September 21, 2020
The Villans announced earlier this month that club captain and attacking talisman Grealish had signed a new five-year deal.
Hutton believes that McGinn, who signed a five-year deal in August 2019, deserves to join his teammates in being rewarded with new and improved terms.
Hutton told Football Insider: “Now I hope and expect they go and do the same with John McGinn, I think they’re the three players that are the mainstays, the backbone, if you like, of the team.
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“I think he obviously deserves one as well and moving forward I think that would just show you the direction that they’re moving in.
“These are top, top players and if they can get the right fit round about them, I think they could have a real good season ahead of them. Surely John’s is coming.”
McGinn played a total of 30 times across all competitions last season, although a broken ankle kept him out between the end of December and the Premier League restart in June.
Teh 25-year-old has a total of 76 appearances and 11 goals under his belt for the Villans.
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