“He is a Celtic player!” – reaction follows newly agreed deal


John McGinn is one of the best players the Scottish Premiership can boast of, and it is no surprise that Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic is on the watch for him, with Steven Gerrard’s Rangers and Leeds United also reported to be interested in the Hibernian midfielder.

The 23-year-old was very impressive at Hibernian last season, and there is no doubt that the Scottish man will bring more innovation to the midfield of Celtic, Leeds and rangers.

Former Celtic star Simon Donnelly regards McGinn highly, and he believes that the Hibernian midfielder would be a great addition to the Hoops as a replacement for 26-year-old Scotland international Stuart Armstrong, who has agreed to a £7m deal with Southampton in the Premier League in England, as per BBC Sport.

Donnelly told The Scottish Sun about McGinn: “I’ve no doubt Celtic will move to replace Stuart and I’d be very surprised if they don’t go for John McGinn. I’ve said it for a while — I think he is a Celtic player.

“He is good enough to go into the Celtic team right now. I think he would be a good signing for them.”

With Armstrong heading for Southampton, Celtic will need a replacement even though they can boast of a strong midfield.

Acquiring McGinn for £5m would not be a bad idea for the Bhoys, especially as the Hibernian midfielder is only 23 years of age with lots of time to improve his skills.