John McGinn has been in the transfer columns for a while now, with Steven Gerrard’s Rangers, Derby County and Celtic all reported to be interested in the Hibernian midfielder over the summer.
The Scottish Sun has credited Celtic, Rangers and Leeds United with interest in the Scotland international, with Hibs reported to want £5m as transfer fee, while The Sun has claimed that Frank Lampard’s Derby want him this summer.
With so many clubs (reportedly) interested in the 23-year-old, it is hard to see Hibernian retain the services of the Scotland international for the 2018-19 campaign, and it seems that Celtic have finally made a move.
According to The Scottish Sun, Celtic have had a bid of £1.5 million for McGinn turned down by Hibernian, who want more money for him.
Former Hibernian forward Tam McManus has taken to social networking site Twitter to give his reaction to Celtic’s reported bid for McGinn, and has given his take on the future of the Hibernian midfielder, suggesting what it would take for the Glasgow giants to complete the signing of the youngster.
Would walk on broken glass to play for Celtic. https://t.co/5de7wYWGiB— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) July 2, 2018
I have said Celtic should sign him for a long long time. In terms of a fee I don’t know but St Mirren due a third of it. 2m tops unless a few come out the woodwork and start a bidding war. Hibs have to sell him this Summer. https://t.co/n1CKAQJoiD— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) July 2, 2018
2m plus Allan or Christie I think would be a good deal. It needs to be done as quick as possible (for Hibs sake) it can’t drag on until the end of window money in plus aplayer then get a decent replacement in fact two now needed as McGeouch away. https://t.co/AUX61IGDPW— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) July 2, 2018
Course they aren’t and I know Rod well he usually gets the maximum fee possible but with just a year left and without presumably English Premiership interest 2m/2.5m I think is a sell. Can’t gamble and get nothing. Plus if u get a Christie or Allan too then even better. https://t.co/xEK82YrPMb— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) July 2, 2018
Need more clubs in for him mate to get a bigger fee. Plus he will want to go to Celtic over any English Championship clubs I would think.— Tam McManus (@The_Tman10) July 2, 2018