Alan Stubbs raves about new Aston Villa signing John McGinn

St Mirren manager Alan Stubbs looks on during the Betfred Scottish League Cup match between Kilmarnock and St Mirren at Rugby Park on July 13, 2018 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic reportedly want John McGinn, but Aston Villa signed the midfielder from Hibernian.

St Mirren manager Alan Stubbs looks on during the Betfred Scottish League Cup match between Kilmarnock and St Mirren at Rugby Park on July 13, 2018 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

St. Mirren manager Alan Stubbs has told BT Sport that new Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn would have a great signing for Celtic.

McGinn has joined Villa in the Championship in England from Scottish Premiership club Hibernian in the summer transfer window.

According to The Times, the Villans paid Hibernian a transfer fee of £2.75 million plus add-ons in order to secure the services of the Scotland international midfielder.

 

Scottish Premiership giants Celtic wanted to sign McGinn from Hibernian in the summer transfer window, according to BBC Sport.

St. Mirren manager Stubbs worked with the 23-year-old midfielder at Hibernian, and he has spoken highly of the Scotland international.

 

John McGinn of Aston Villa in action during a training session at the club's training ground at Bodymoor Heath on August 10, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Stubbs told BT Sport about McGinn: “He could end up being a real bargain for Villa. He could end up being a revelation.

“He connects so easily with fans because of his style of play and it’s a perfect suit for him at Villa.

“Celtic were in for him too and they would have been a great fit for him too. I’m sure Brendan Rodgers will be disappointed but I’m just delighted for John.”

Good signing for Aston Villa

Although Celtic do have enough quality midfielders, McGinn would have been a smart signing for the Hoops and would have been a huge success in the long run.

Villa fans should be looking forward to watching the youngster in action, and McGinn himself should be confident about being a success in the Championship in England.

New signing John McGinn of Aston Villa poses for a picture at the club's training ground at Bodymoor Heath on August 08, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

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