John McGinn heads to Aston Villa from Hibs
Sky Sports have confirmed on Tuesday that Hibs midfielder John McGinn has turned up at Aston Villa’s training ground.
McGinn is a 23-year-old Scottish international.
Hibs are in a precarious position regarding McGinn as the midfielder only as a year to run on his contract.
McGinn has started the season brightly for Hibs. He scored in the Europa League tie against Asteras Tripolis.
Aston Villa could spend around 4 million pounds on bringing McGinn to the Championship.
Sky Sources: Hibs midfielder John McGinn is at Aston Villa’s training ground for talks over a possible move…. but Celtic are still in the frame to sign him
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 7, 2018
John McGinn will undergo a medical with Aston Villa today ahead of proposed move. Fee around £4M. Hibs want a sell on fee included.
— Hibs Transfer News (@HFCTransferNews) August 7, 2018
Tottenham & Jack Grealish
The assumption is that Aston Villa are signing McGinn as a replacement for future Tottenham midfielder Jack Grealish.
Spurs, who are the only Premier League club yet to make a summer signing, have been chasing Grealish all summer.
Ian Abrahams of TalkSport has reported on Tuesday that Grealish will have a medical in London on Wednesday.
— Ian Abrahams (Moose) (@BroadcastMoose) August 7, 2018
Hull City 1 – Aston Villa 3
Aston Villa opened their Championship campaign on Monday night with a 3-1 win away at Hull City.
Evandro Goebel fired Hull into a seventh minute lead, but Villa were soon level when Tommy Elphick equalised.
Villa won the match with two second half goals. Ahmed El Mohamady and Alan Hutton found the target to hand Steve Bruce a winning start.
"Jack Grealish, we want you to stay" chant the Villa fans. He applauded them for a little longer than usual when taken off just then
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) August 6, 2018
Grealish played 83 minutes before he was subbed out the game.