Aston Villa standout
John McGinn has been on Aston Villa’s books for just over a year now.
The Scot made the switch to Villa Park in August of 2018, joining from Hibernian.
Villa are believed to have paid in the region of £2.79m for McGinn.
That transfer fee is, so far, proving to be a bit of a steal, considering what a key figure McGinn has become for Aston Villa.
McGinn played a pivotal role in Villa’s promotion-winning campaign, scoring nine and assisting 12 across all competitions throughout the 2018/19 season.
The 25-year-old has had a similarly bright start to the current season.
In 12 Premier League appearances for Villa this term, McGinn has bagged himself three goals and provided two assists.
McGinn has also been in top form for his country recently, scoring the winner as Scotland saw off Cyprus on Saturday.
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Man United & McGinn
After impressing during his time at Villa, McGinn has been linked with Manchester United.
A report emerged earlier in the year, which claimed that United were ready to bid for the Villa man.
After seeing McGinn impress in the PL this season, United fans may be hopeful that their club attempt to sign the midfielder in January.
However, according to the Mirror, Aston Villa have no plans to sell midfield star McGinn to United in January.
And Dean Smith’s side would only allow McGinn to leave in the summer window if an ‘eye-watering’ offer was put in, as per the Mirror.
Smith has also previously spoken about big clubs trying to sign McGinn, stating that if they come calling, they will get a short swift reply:
“The big clubs can come calling but they’ll get a short, swift reply! He’s a player we want here at Aston Villa.” As quoted by the Mirror.