According to a report from The Scottish Sun, Celtic have had three bid for Hibernian midfielder John McGinn go to the touch this summer, with their latest offer of £2 million still seeing the Hoops only put half of what Hibs is demanding for their talisman.
Whether Celtic agree to meet McGinn’s asking price before the summer transfer window slams shut or not, Brendan Rodgers is likely to possess the best midfielders in the Scottish Premiership next season and given the fact, it is probably not shocking that the Bhoys are not willing to dispense £4 million, especially when you consider that his contract will expire next summer.
Rodgers may boast of the best midfield in the country, and should consider withdrawing interest from McGinn for the time being, but perhaps they should keep probing the market for a new signing in the central park.
As per a report from the Daily Mirror, West Ham are ready to relieve Domingos Quina of his deal at the London Stadium this summer. And, arguably criminally, the Hammers are ready to let the 18-year-old go for just £600,000.
Quina is obviously yet to prove himself as much as McGinn has. But the Portuguese appear to have the potential to make the six-figure fee look like an absolute steal in years to come.
Rodgers should undoubtedly look to make a move given that he would be available for £1.6 million less than what Celtic was most recently willing to cough up for McGinn.
Quina may not be on McGinn’s level at this stage, but Celtic do not necessarily need a player who is the finished article just yet. In the long run, meeting West Ham’s asking price for Quina could be one of the best pieces of business that Celtic do if Rodgers is able to turn him into the player his potential promises to be.