Manchester United 'target £40m deal for Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn in the summer'

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Manchester United ‘target £40m deal for Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn in summer transfer window… with Scotland international impressing Sir Alex Ferguson and Red Devils technical director Darren Fletcher’

  • John McGinn has become a key player for Aston Villa over the past few years 
  • The 27-year-old’s contract at Villa Park expires in the summer of 2024 
  • McGinn’s midfield displays have reportedly caught the eye of Sir Alex Ferguson 
  • A leader in the dressing-room too, McGinn would be valued at around £40m  


Manchester United are reportedly considering a big-money move for Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn in the summer transfer window. 

United, currently led by interim coach Ralf Rangnick, are already casting an eye to the end of the season when they hope to appoint a new manager – and are also looking at potential signings. 

Now, The Telegraph report that Scotland international McGinn is on United’s shortlist to improve the midfield and the 27-year-old is valued at around £40m. 

Manchester United are reportedly considering a move for Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn

Manchester United are reportedly considering a move for Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn

McGinn has reportedly caught the eye of technical director Darren Fletcher

Club legend Sir Alex Ferguson has also reportedly been impressed by the Scotland international

McGinn has caught the eye of both technical director Darren Fletcher and Sir Alex Ferguson

The report details that Scottish star McGinn has caught the eye of two compatriots: club legend Sir Alex Ferguson and technical director Darren Fletcher.

It is expected that McGinn – who has been at Villa since moving to the club from Hibernian in 2018 – will be offered a new contract extension to remain at Villa Park. 

Steven Gerrard would be reluctant to let the midfielder go, particularly after Villa allowed captain Jack Grealish to depart to Man City last summer for £100m. 

McGinn’s leadership qualities on and off the pitch are also said to be appealing to executives at United, with the dressing-room atmosphere under scrutiny now and during Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s time in charge.

It is expected that McGinn will be offered a new contract extension to remain at Villa Park

It is expected that McGinn will be offered a new contract extension to remain at Villa Park

The left-footed midfielder has scored 16 goals in 129 games for Villa in three-and-a-half years

The left-footed midfielder has scored 16 goals in 129 games for Villa in three-and-a-half years 

United are keeping track of McGinn and other midfield options with Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata all out of contract at the end of the season. 

The left-footed midfielder missed the 2-2 draw between the clubs on Saturday due to suspension, but did play in the 1-0 FA Cup third round defeat to United a week ago. 

Since moving south of the border three-and-a-half years ago, McGinn has scored 16 goals in 129 games for Villa, and was part of the side which was promoted under Dean Smith in the 2018-19 season. 

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