Mark Burchill says he heard John McGinn wanted Celtic move

John McGinn of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic at Villa Park on August 11, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Aston Villa signed reported Celtic target John McGinn from Hibernian in the summer transfer window.

John McGinn of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic at Villa Park on August 11, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Mark Burchill has told The Scottish Sun that he heard that John McGinn wanted to join Celtic before Aston Villa signed him from Hibernian.

Villa in the Championship in England have signed McGinn from Scottish Premiership side Hibernian in the summer transfer window.

According to The Times, the Villans paid Hibs an initial transfer fee of £2.75 million for the services of the 23-year-old Scotland international midfielder.

 

Former Celtic and Scotland international striker Burchill has revealed that he heard that McGinn wanted to move to Celtic.

The 37-year-old has also said that the Hoops have missed out on a good player in McGinn.

John McGinn of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic at Villa Park on August 11, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Burchill told The Scottish Sun: “At the end of the day, I think that Celtic probably felt that they had a ceiling price to pay.

“And that price wasn’t obviously accepted by Hibs. It’s a great move for John to go down to England.

“By all accounts I heard that he wanted to go to Celtic. But as a player you can only go to the team that the club agree a deal with so Celtic have missed out.

“He’s playing every game for Scotland in midfield and Celtic have missed out on a good player.”

Missing out

According to The Scottish Sun, Celtic had as many as three bids for McGinn turned down by Hibernian.

Manager Brendan Rodgers’s reportedly wanted the midfielder, but it seems that the Celtic board did not meet the transfer fee demands of Hibs.

McGinn would have been a great signing for Celtic, not just for now but in the long run, as the midfielder is only 23 years of age.

John McGinn of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Wigan Athletic at Villa Park on August 11, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

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