John McGinn says he misjudged Aston Villa’s size

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.

John McGinn has joined Aston Villa 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.

Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn has admitted to The Sunday Post that he did not realise just how big the club are.

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

According to BBC Sport, Celtic wanted to sign the Scotland international midfielder from Hibernian this summer before he moved to the Villans.

 

The 23-year-old midfielder has admitted that he did not realise just how big Villa were until he moved to the former Premier League club.

McGinn told The Sunday Post: “Looking on from afar, I always had an idea Aston Villa were a big club. But now realise I misjudged it – they are a massive club.

“The training ground is out of this world, and the stadium has that old-fashioned feel about it, a proper, traditional stadium.”

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.

Strong start

McGinn made his competitive debut for Villa this past weekend, as the former Hibernian midfielder featured in the Championship game against Wigan Athletic at Villa Park.

The Scottish youngster was superb for the Villans, who got the better of Wigan 3-2 this past Saturday afternoon.

The former St. Mirren star is still developing and progressing as a footballer, and McGinn is only going to get better in the coming years.

Villa are aiming to win promotion from the Championship to the Premier League this season.

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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