'That's fine by me' - 22-year-old delivers verdict on Nottingham Forest summer bid
By Danny Wright
John McGinn has made it clear that he is happy to still be a Hibernian player after he was the subject of a bid from Nottingham Forest during the summer transfer window.
Hibs boss Neil Lennon confirmed last month that the Championship side had tabled an offer worth around £750,000 for McGinn, 22, but that was nowhere near the Edinburgh club’s valuation of the midfielder.
However despite missing out on a chance to play in England, the four-times Scotland international has asserted that he is content with staying at Easter Road for the time being.
“I’m happy where I am, enjoying my football, I feel as if I’m getting better and better and delighted to get my fourth [Scotland] cap,” said McGinn, as quoted by BBC Sport.
“I was a Hibs player before the window, I’m still a Hibs player, so that’s fine by me.”
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Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton had launched several raids of clubs north of the border during the summer, seemingly using the links he developed in Scotland while managing Rangers.
McGinn’s former team-mate Jason Cummings was signed from Hibernian while Barrie McKay was snapped up from Warburton’s old side Rangers.
There’s no doubt that McGinn would have been a strong addition to the Forest squad having shown last season in the Scottish Championship winning campaign that he can be a consistent supplier of goals having crafted 10 assists in all competitions, as well as scoring five of his own in 37 appearances.
He has started this season in a similar vein of form, helping the newly promoted Hibs to two league wins in four games.
In other Nottingham Forest news, the Reds made a deadline day approach for this Premier League ace.