Aston Villa star John McGinn open to future Celtic move

Referee Graham Scott awards Fernandinho of Manchester City a red card during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Aston Villa at Etihad Stadium on October 26, 2019 in...

John McGinn was reportedly on Celtic’s radar before he moved to Aston Villa.

Aston Villa's John McGinn during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Liverpool FC at Villa Park on November 2, 2019 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn suggested on the Scottish Football Extra show on BT Sport (7pm, November 8, 2019) that he is open to joining Celtic in the future.

McGinn joined Villa from Hibernian in the summer of 2018 for a transfer fee reported by The Times to be worth £2.75 million plus add-ons.


Celtic were interested in securing the services of the Scotland international midfielder at the times, with The Edinburgh Evening News reporting in July 2018 that Hibs had rejected as many as three bids from the Hoops for him.


McGinn - who is currently valued at £50 million by Villa, according to The Scottish Sun - has suggested that he is open to moving to Celtic in the future.

McGinn said on the Scottish Football Extra show on BT Sport (7pm, November 8, 2019): “You never say never in football. When you’ve got that instilled in you it never really does leave you.

“Obviously the circumstances mean that I’m now an Aston Villa player but I’ll just take each year as it comes and if it does happen down the line then who knows.”

Future Celtic move possible?

McGinn has been one of the best players for Villa this season, and the 25-year-old has taken to the Premier League like a duck to water.

The 25-year-old can only get better in the coming years, and if the Villans sell him, then they will ask for a lot of money.

It is hard to see the Scotland international move to Celtic anytime soon, but perhaps in his 30s, he could end up at the Hoops.

John McGinn of Aston Villa in action during training session at Bodymoor Heath training ground on November 08, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

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