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Michael Stewart says Rangers and Celtic should look at John McGinn

John McGinn of Hibernian in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha could do with new talent at Ibrox but the BBC pundit says Celtic will be looking at him.

John McGinn of Hibernian in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Michael Stewart has told a Facebook Live session on BBC Sport Scotland that Celtic and Rangers should be looking to sign John McGinn from Hibernian.

The 22-year-old's stock has risen over the past week after scoring twice against Celtic in the 2-2 draw at Parkhead on Saturday.

If not for an 80th-minute equaliser from Callum McGregor then McGinn would have inflicted a first defeat in 58 domestic games on the Hoops.

John McGinn of Scotland walks out to look around the stadium prior to the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier between Scotland and Malta at Hampden Park on September 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Fans of the Parkhead club were subjected to an anxiety-fuelled summer as Stuart Armstrong flirted with Premier League clubs, before signing a new two-year deal.

And former Rangers man Stewart believes that Armstrong could make way for McGinn in the summer, but says his old club should bring him to Ibrox.

"Stuart Armstrong to go next summer and John McGinn to come in?" he told BBC Sport Scotland's Facebook Live session. "Stuart Armstrong effectively only signed a year's extension, he signed a new two-year contract, so at the end of this season it will be the same discussion as it was in the summer.

John McGinn of Hibernian celebrates after he scores during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Hibernian at Celtic Park Stadium on September 30, 2017 in Glasgow,...

"John McGinn is continuing to improve as a player. I am pretty sure that Celtic will be looking at him.

"But he's the type of player that Rangers should have been looking at."

There can be no doubt that he would improve Rangers but if Brendan Rodgers is in for him then that might be that for the Gers' aspirations of signing him.

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