West Ham in hunt to sign title-holding midfielder from top-flight club, Moyes a big fan - report
West Ham are in the hunt to sign Hibernian midfielder John McGinn and have sent assistant manager Billy McKinlay to scout him, according to a report.
The Daily Record claims that Hammers manager David Moyes is a big fan of McGinn, 23, and could line up a swoop for him this summer as the midfielder enters the final year of his contract at Easter Road.
It is understood that Hibs value the Scotland international at £5million and is being tracked by several clubs in the Premier League.
Rangers and Celtic were both linked with making moves for the midfield dynamo in the January window with BetVictor pricing the two Old Firm rivals as joint-favourites to snap him up.
Nottingham Forest were confirmed to have had a bid rejected for McGinn last summer as Neil Lennon looked to pick up a £5million fee.
McGinn has made 33 appearances in all competitions for Hibs this season, scoring six goals and supplying six assists.
He is a current title holder of the Scottish Championship, having helped the Edinburgh club achieve promotion to the Scottish top-flight last season.
Football Insider verdict
McGinn is a very good player. He was in fine form in the 2-0 win against Aberdeen on Saturday when he was said to have been scouted, so any report the Moyes sees from this weekend is very likely to be a good one. McGinn has been able to star against the likes of Celtic and Rangers, so he is certainly a big fish in a small pond at Hibs. West Ham do need to make additions in the summer and McGinn could be a decent one. However it’s likely that they won’t be the only team in to get his signature as the report says he is an in-demand player at the moment. £5million could be the minimum price to expect him to move.
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