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John McGinn is proof that Aston Villa should push for reported Rangers target James Tavernier

Dean Smith, Manager of Aston Villa celebrates victory in the penalty shoot out after the Sky Bet Championship Play-off semi final second leg match between West Bromwich Albion and Aston...

Aston Villa are reportedly interested in Rangers defender James Tavernier this summer.

5th May 2019, Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Rangers versus Hibernian; James Tavernier of Rangers pulls back Thomas Agyepong of Hibernian

Aston Villa could be heading into the Scottish Premiership once again this summer to try and nab one of the top talents from Scotland's top-flight.

The Daily Mail have claimed that Villa are interested in Rangers defender James Tavernier as the newly-promoted Premier League side aim to strengthen their full-back area. 


Last summer, Villa signed John McGinn from Hibernian in what was a relative low-key transfer given the fact that the midfielder was an unknown figure amongst those down south.


Fast forward to today and the 24-year-old has guided Villa back to the Premier League by scoring the decisive goal of the game against Derby County at Wembley last Monday - in total he netted six goals for the club this season [transfermarkt]

Given McGinn's success, Villa should push for the Tavernier deal because he too could be a gem for the Midlands outfit because he has flourished during his time in Scotland and with Rangers. 

Right-back Tavernier is a typical modern-day full-back. He likes to use his pace and power to get forward, not forgetting his ability from dead ball situations. 

John McGinn of Aston Villa celebrates scoring a goal during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final match between Aston Villa and Derby County at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2019 in London,...

It remains to be seen what type of fee Rangers ask for one of their key players, but given the fact that Tavernier isn't playing in the inflated market of the Premier League, just like McGinn, Villa could perhaps pinch him for a bargain price. 

In recent seasons, whilst in the Championship, Villa's big-money signings haven't paid off, whilst their so-called cheaper purchases or loan signings are the ones that have delivered. 

The same could happen with Tavernier, who is proving that he is capable of playing in the Premier League and pushing his game to another level.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa (L) lifts the trophy with Dean Smith of Aston Villa following victory in the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final match between Aston Villa and Derby County at...

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