JOHN MCGINN is apparently travelling down to meet with Villa boss Steve Bruce this afternoon as the English club look to get the midfielder in before Thursday’s deadline.
It’s believed Villa will match Hibs valuation of the player along with a sell-on clause should the deal go through/
Hibernian midfielder John McGinn is travelling to Birmingham to open talks with Aston Villa. Understand a deal between the clubs has not yet been agreed but player been given permission to look around and meet with Villa manager Steve Bruce. Potential move to Celtic not dead.
— Paul Barnes (@STVPaul) August 7, 2018
This would be a blow for Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers who was keen to get the player in and it still remains to be seen whether Celtic will try one last time to sign John.
Right now, it’s just talks with a potential medical to happen if all goes well. Villa want to be in a position to sign the player up straight away once personal terms are agreed – hence why they’re pushing for an early medical.
The English side have until Thursday to finalise all transfer dealings for the coming season after the FA and EFL decided to close their windows before the season starts.