Rodgers want second signing complete soon


John McGinn is one of the best players in the Scottish Premiership, and it comes as no shock that Steven Gerrard’s Rangers, Leeds United and Sunderland are interested in the Hibernian star.

Ibrox club Rangers and Leeds want the Hibernian midfielder, as per a report from The Scottish Sun, which also reported Sunderland’s interest in the 23-year-old, while The Daily Record has also linked Aston Villa and West Ham United with an interest in the player.

Celtic have also shown interest in the 23-year-old midfielder, and former Scotland international midfielder David Hay, who played with and managed the Bhoys, believes that the ex-St. Mirren star would be a great addition for Brendan Rodgers’ side in the summer transfer window.

The 70-year-old believes that McGinn would be the right player to replace 26-year-old Scotland international midfielder Stuart Armstrong, who seems to have become transfer interest for Southampton, Crystal Palace, Brighton and Hove Albion and Fulham, according to The Daily Record.

Hey wrote in The Glasgow Evening Times: “Personally, I would like to see John McGinn brought in from Hibs to supplement the midfield. On paper Celtic are strong in the middle of the park and there are a lot of bodies in there already.

“People talk about McGinn being a successor to Scott Brown but at this moment in time as Stuart Armstrong looks as though he is set for pastures new then McGinn is the player who could step in to that void.

“He is definitely one that I would consider when it comes to supplementing the squad. I think he would add something although defensively I think there will be some cover added.”

McGinn is a very good and skilled young midfielder, and the Scotland international would be a major coup for Celtic.

However, the Hoops could face a lot of challenges for the 23-year-old’s signature, which is valued at £5 million, as reported by The Scottish Sun.

With Rangers, Sunderland, Leeds, Villa and West Ham all reportedly interested in McGinn, Celtic have a hard task ahead of them to get the deal done.