Pundit drops '£60m' John McGinn claim amid 'huge' reveal
Frank McAvennie has backed John McGinn to sign a new contract at Aston Villa.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former West Ham striker said McGinn will earn Villa between £20-£60million if he decides to move on.
The 28-year-old’s current contract at Villa Park runs until 2025 after he joined from Hibernian back in 2018.
According to The Telegraph (24 May), Unai Emery is keen to tie down the midfielder to a long-term contract before the transfer window opens next month, despite his current deal still having two years left to run.
The Scotland international has been an important member of Emery’s team since his arrival back in November and captained the side to a seventh-place finish in the Premier League and a guaranteed spot in the Europa Conference League.
When asked if McGinn will be happy to sign a new contract or will want to explore his options this summer, McAvennie told Football Insider: “I think he is an honest boy and he will sign a contract a Villa then if somebody comes in for him they will need to pay up.
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“They took a chance on John McGinn when they signed him and he has repaid them ten-fold.
“He is not a superstar because of Aston Villa but I think he will sign a new contract so the club will get the money if he leaves.
“He is good enough so it does not matter if somebody pays £20m, £40m or £60m, you sign a contract they will pay extra if they want you.
“He is not a big one that would go for £100m but he would go for good money and I think Aston Villa will reap that reward. If he does not leave it means he is set for life because Villa is a huge club. “