BBC pundit Tam McManus has slammed Celtic fans and claimed that they haven’t ‘got a clue’ about the merits of Hibernian midfielder John McGinn.
McManus went on to claim that the 23-year-old, who is one of four players who have been nominated as Scotland’s player of year, has ‘ran over the top’ of Hoops midfielder Olivier Ntcham in every meeting between the teams this season.
“Long long given up on that debate. Not good enough but has ran over the top of Ntcham every time he has played against him. Plus scored two at Parkhead. Not got a clue. I actually wonder if they watch any games without the green tinted specs for they can’t see past them” he said on his personal Twitter account.
McGinn has been linked with a move to the Hoops earlier this season, with the Daily Mail reporting that the Bhoys and Premier League side West Ham were contemplating making a move for the player, whose contract runs out at the end of next season.
McGinn has done well for the Easter Road side against the Hoops this season, scoring two goals and giving Hoops captain Scott Brown some of the hardest games he’s had all season.
Football Insider verdict
With all due respect to McManus, Hoops fans will be able to make their own minds up about McGinn, who does look a very good player, but you have to ask yourself would he get into the Hoops team on a regular basis – and at the moment the answer is no. McManus might claim that McGinn has dominated Ntcham this season, but McGinn hasn’t dominated Rangers the way Ntcham has, so you can go either way with that comparison. There is no doubt that speculation will continue in the summer about the future of the Hibernian midfielder, but despite what McManus says at the moment he is not a player that the Hoops should break the bank over.
In other Celtic news, Tom Rogic is in a contract stalemate with the Bhoys