The Lowdown: Conte target
Reliable reports from The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath revealed last month that McGinn was one of six players wanted by Antonio Conte in north London this summer.
Spurs have been extremely busy early on in the summer window, already securing deals for Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma, so it looks as though they are about half way through their business.
Gerrard was adamant that the Scot was an irreplaceable part of his plans at Villa Park, but it looks as if he has made a surprise U-turn when it comes to McGinn’s future.
The Latest: Source shares update
FI provided an update regarding McGinn on Monday morning after being informed by a ‘Villa source’.
They claimed that Villa are now willing to listen to ‘top-tier’ offers for the midfielder, with Gerrard ‘not totally convinced’.
The source added that McGinn is always ‘whinging’ behind the scenes at Bodymoor Heath and isn’t the easiest to manage.
Would you sell McGinn this summer?
Yes, if the price is right!
No, we need him!
The Verdict: Interesting
This is an extremely big claim made by FI regarding McGinn, given his status as a near untouchable in the XI last season, so his future is one to keep an eye on over the coming weeks.
Villa have already bolstered their midfield ranks by signing Boubacar Kamara on a free transfer, but should McGinn leave, they would surely need another star addition.
Manchester United have also been linked with the Villa star this year, so it will be interesting to see if Villa receive any offers from north London or Manchester prior to the new season.
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