Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes that Scottish midfielder John McGinn will make the move to rivals Wolves if Aston Villa gets relegated this season.
The club currently have ten games left of the season to decide their fate and see themselves 19th in the Premier League, though are only two points away from 16th, via BBC Sport.
McGinn suffered an injury on December 21st, via Transfermarkt, and has only started to return to training recently, but the Scotsman was a crucial asset to the side, and still ranks first or second on offensive statistics such as key passes per game and dribbles per game on WhoScored compared to the rest of the squad, highlighting how crucial he is to the squad.
Speaking to Football Insider – following links between the two parties from TEAMtalk – about the transfer rumours, Robinson said, “Without a doubt. McGinn has been out injured but he has had a great season.”
“He has made a name for himself at international level as well and if they do go down he will be one they stand to lose. Wolves is a different story now.”
“The way that Nuno Espirito Santo has turned that club into serious European contenders in a short space of time. Wolves are back. It is an attractive proposition for any player.”
It’s hard to disagree with Robinson here, Wolves is a mouth-watering prospect for McGinn, even if Villa were not relegated. They are currently sixth in the league and are in with a shout of offering the former Hibs ace European football, a competition which they are still in this campaign.
Of late, they also have attracted big players to the club in the shape of Ruben Neves, Adama Traore and Raul Jimenez, to name a few, so it does look to be a hugely promising project in play.
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