Aston Villa ace John McGinn is on Leicester’s radar this summer as Brendan Rodgers reignites his interest in the Scot.
According to The Sunday Times (via The Boot Room), the Foxes are eyeing up the midfield talent as the transfer window creeps up. Rodgers is reportedly looking to sign the player on whom he missed out during his time with Celtic.
Villa were dealt a huge blow in December after McGinn suffered a fractured ankle in a Premier League match against Southampton.
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Before his injury, the 25-year-old was enjoying a solid performance despite Villa struggling in a relegation battle. McGinn currently has three goals and two assists in the Premier League from the middle of the park, which are solid numbers given the club’s current situation (via Transfermarkt).
Prior to McGinn’s move to England in 2018, Rodgers was looking to poach the playmaker from rival Scottish side Hibernian. He missed out on his signature after Villa snubbed the move, offering the midfielder a four-year deal (via BBC Sport). It seems that the Irishman’s interest in McGinn didn’t go away and he is once again a target for the 47-year-old ahead of the transfer window.
If Aston Villa are to face the drop this season, it’s likely that high-profile players will want to leave the ship before it sinks. Jack Grealish is on the radar of a lot of Premier League clubs, including Manchester United. McGinn could also be looking for a move should the worst come for the Midlands side.
Leicester could be an ideal destination for the Scotland international. The Foxes have had a blistering 2019/20 season, going toe-to-toe with Manchester City as they challenge for second place in the table. Champions League football is a very hard lure to turn down and McGinn could be tempted by the opportunity to face some of the world’s best players in that competition.
Under new management and with world-class players around him, the 25-year-old should thrive. He could also slot in as a replacement for James Maddison, who has been linked with a move away from the King Power Stadium with big interest surrounding his name this summer.
McGinn’s Transfermarkt value is currently £14.4m, which could predict a similar asking price should Villa suffer relegation.
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