Tam McManus makes bold prediction over Celtic swoop for Premiership star
BBC pundit Tam McManus has predicted that Celtic will make a move for Hibernian midfielder John McGinn in the summer.
The 23-year-old midfielder impressed for the Easter Road side in the recent 2-1 win over the Hoops, and he has had an excellent season overall, which has included his first call-up for the Scotland national team.
As quoted on his personal Twitter account, McManus believes that McGinn could be on the move across the Premiership to the Glasgow giants in the summer.
“I do think Celtic will go for McGinn in the Summer but he will have plenty options,” he said.
???????? Was a bit of tongue in cheek with Ntcham/McGinn to be fair. I do think Celtic will go for McGinn in the Summer but he will have plenty options. https://t.co/NUGEhiNEgN
— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) April 22, 2018
The player will only have one year left on his contract at the end of this season, so it does seem likely that the Easter Road side will look to cash in on their prized asset.
McGinn has been linked with the Hoops already this season, with the Daily Mail reporting in January that both the Hoops and West Ham were interested in signing the player.
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Hoops fans seem to be split down the middle on the prospect on signing McGinn, who has to be fair, looked very good at times in matches against the Bhoys this season, including scoring two goals in a 2-2 draw at Parkhead in September. A lot will depend on how much money the Easter Road side will be wanting for the player, as £2million seems like a lot of money for a player who is out of contract in a years’ time. If the Bhoys do go for McGinn, it will be the first time they will have spent really big money on a Scottish player since signing Scott Brown, and that could be apt as he may well prove to be Brown’s long-term replacement for Scotland, and perhaps, for the Hoops.
In other Celtic news, Neil Lennon was very candid about Hibernian’s 2-1 win over the Bhoys