John McGinn transfer
Villa in the Championship in England signed McGinn from Hibernian in the summer transfer window for a fee reported by The Lancashire Telegraph to be worth £4 million.
Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic, though, were interested in securing the services of the Scotland international midfielder, according to The Daily Record, with the Glasgow giants claimed to have matched the Villans' offer for the 24-year-old.
McGinn has scored two goals and provided four assists in 18 Championship appearances for Villa so far this season, according to WhoScored.
Ryan Christie stay
Christie returned to Celtic from a successful loan spell at Aberdeen in the summer of 2018 and has established himself as an important player in Rodgers’s team.
Former Celtic midfielder and manager Hay believes that had Celtic signed McGinn, then Christie would have left for Aberdeen.
Hay wrote in The Glasgow Evening Times: “No-one has a crystal ball but I strongly suspect that had McGinn ended up at Celtic this summer then Ryan Christie would probably have headed back to Aberdeen. Who knows?”
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