Leeds look to leapfrog title winners in battle to sign in-demand 23-year-old - report
English Championship giants Leeds United are the latest side to be linked with Hibernian midfielder John McGinn, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun is reporting that the Elland Road side, who finished in 13th place in the Championship, are set to bid £2.5million for the Scotland international.
The report claims that Hibernian are looking for £5million for the player, whose contract runs out at the end of next season.
Both Scottish title winners Celtic and fierce rival Rangers have been linked with a move for the player, with the Hoops linked, alongside West Ham, as reported by the Daily Mail back in January, whilst the Gers were linked with an interest in the player as reported by the Daily Record.
It will be interesting to see if there is a bidding war for the player in the summer, and if there is, what teams get involved.
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The first thing to say is that Hibernian are being very unrealistic with their valuation of McGinn, looking for £5million for a player whose contract runs out in a year’s time is really about sending a message to the club’s fans that they won’t sell McGinn on the cheap. There could well be a bidding war for the player, and if there is one it seems more likely that Rangers will be involved rather than Celtic. There has to be a doubt that McGinn would get into the Hoops team at the moment, whilst with the struggles the Gers have had in the season just gone he would be a huge addition for Steven Gerrard and be a sign of intent that the Gers mean business about challenging for the league title next season, only time will tell but it will be interesting to see if Hibernian elect to sell McGinn in the summer or try and get him to sign a new deal, it would seem that the chances of that happening are slim though.
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