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Celtic look set to bring an end to one of the longest-running transfer sagas of the last few months.

The Scottish Sun is reporting that the Hoops have Hibernian midfielder John McGinn on a shortlist of signings that they want to make, with any deal also involving Scott Allan.

The future of the Scottish international seems to have been up in the air for a while as he only has one year left on his contract, but if the report is to be correct then he could be on his way to the East End of Glasgow.

That is all well and good, but the problem that could emerge for McGinn if he joins the Hoops is that, at this moment in time, he is not good enough to get into the Hoops first-team.

Doing well for a team like Hibernian is one thing, but it is a completely different story when you need to deal with the pressure of playing for the Hoops.

There is no way he can break-up the midfield partnership of Scott Brown and Olivier Ntcham, which helps to define the Hoops side and played a big part in the Hoops winning the domestic treble.

Ntcham, who the Hoops spent £4.5million on from Manchester City last season has made himself undroppable after some superb performances whilst Brown has just completed the best season of his career.

Ntcham is a year younger than McGinn but he looks a far more accomplished player than the Hibernian man, who lacks the strength and finesse which the Frenchman has displayed for the Bhoys.

Perhaps in time McGinn will make a big impact on the Hoops if he joins, but he would be a very expensive squad player if he makes the move to the Scottish champions.

In other Celtic news, Alan Thompson has revealed details of a huge Hoops bust-up

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