Reported Rangers swoop for highly-regarded midfielder is disaster waiting to happen
Rangers reported interest in Hibernian midfielder should not be allowed to progress any further as it will only end up with the Gers having to pay way over the odds for the Scotland international.
According to the Daily Record, the highly-regarded 23-year-old has been trailed by director of football Mark Allen and head scout Andy Scoulding “for months” and is a target for the Light Blues this summer.
The report also claims that Hibs are holding out for £5million for the midfielder which just goes to show how utterly crazy any potential deal could be.
Paying £5million for a midfielder who has had a single season in top-flight would be madness even if Rangers were still in the habit of spending money like it was rapidly going out of fashion.
Without subsantial numbers of players leaving over the summer, spending that level of money on someone who it is doubtful you would build a team around just seems to be utterly unthinkable.
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McGinn’s a good player and will probably end up down south where they think nothing of spending millions on questionable captures so £5million on someone who might actually prove to be a quality player in time is not unthinkable.
Rangers’ position right now means they simply cant afford to spend that sort of money on a maybe though.
If McGinn was going to come in and be an absolute sure-fire hit then it would, maybe, make some sense but right now, it is a disaster waiting to happen to spend that sort of money on someone who the highest level they’ve played is Hibs.