Bid incoming: Nottingham Forest to table offer for £5m-valued top-flight ace - report
By Aramide Oladipo
Nottingham Forest are poised to make a second offer for Hibernian midfielder John Mcginn on Wednesday, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claims that Forest manager Mark Warburton is desperate to sign the 22-year-old despite failing with a earlier bid worth £750,000.
Hibs manager Neil Lennon was recently quoted in the Scotsman as saying that he values Mcginn around £5million in the current transfer climate.
The newspaper reports that the midfielder would double his salary with a move to the City Ground this summer.
The Championship side have already done business with Hibs this summer after landing striker Jason Cummings for a reported deal in excess of £1million.
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Mcginn played an essential role in helping Hibs achieve promotion to the SPL last season, notching up five goals and providing an impressive ten assists in all competitions.
The midfielder has continued his fine form this season and he has already produced two assists for the SPL side.
The Scotland international currently has two years remaining on his contract with Hibs.
Football Insider verdict
Although Forest have enjoyed a fine start to the Championship campaign, incorporating a player such as McGinn would only be beneficial to the team in the long-term. The Scotsman has demonstrated that he has a knack of providing an attacking threat from the midfield which is an essential asset for a team looking to finish in the playoff places this season. McGinn could easily be persuaded by the move as he has seen how his former teammate Cummings has fared at the City Ground with three goals already to his name. With Lennon coming out publicly to criticise Forest for their earlier approach, the Championship side will need to come with a substantial offer to land the playmaker before the window shuts.
In other Nottingham Forest news, Warburton has delivered an exciting transfer update.