Aston Villa’s weekend didn’t go to plan as Dean Smith’s side were demolished 3-0 by Chelsea. Yet Graeme Souness was still impressed by the performance of John McGinn.

Speaking on Sky Sports via Birmingham Live, the Liverpool icon was full of praise for his fellow countryman despite the huge loss for the Midlands side.

McGinn had some impressive moments against the Blues, and Souness had plenty of positive things to say about the Scottish international.

The pundit said: “McGinn is a great player who will only get better. If that was going to be his level for the next nine months, Villa will go off at me for saying this, but big clubs will be looking at him.”

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Indeed, there’s no denying McGinn’s quality. The midfielder has been one of Villa’s star performers since their promotion back to the Premier League, with the likes of Manchester United being linked with the Scotsman.

Souness’ comments did cause some controversy on social media amongst Villa fans. However, some supporters agreed that it is likely McGinn could one day move to a big club.

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Jack Grealish departed Villa Park for Manchester City after the Premier League champions activated the England international’s release clause.

And on Twitter, some Villa fans believe that something could happen to McGinn following what Souness had to say…

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