As per a reliable report from The Telegraph, a big Tottenham Hotspur transfer update has now come to light involving Aston Villa star John McGinn.
The Lowdown: Conte set for summer charge…
Spurs head coach Antonio Conte, after orchestrating a stunning turnaround, has guided the Premier League top-four chasers to within touching distance of a Champions League qualification place.
The Italian has grown popular among the fanbase and beyond but the Lilywhites will have to work hard this summer and prove that they’re serious about matching his ambition.
The Times claim he is ready to offload a plethora of senior players whilst bringing in ‘at least’ six major signings as he plots a major overhaul at Hotspur Way.
Midfield upgrades are on the agenda also, according to reports, with Conte eyeing that position as well as three defenders and a forward (The Times).
The Latest: Telegraph make big McGinn claim…
As per The Telegraph, the former Chelsea manager has one man in his sights as he ‘targets’ Villa midfielder McGinn this summer.
Indeed, the Scotland international is said to be ‘highly rated’ by Spurs and ‘will feature further in their discussions’ as the next transfer window looms.
The Verdict: Get it done?
McGinn’s value, according to reports, would be around the £40 million mark.
Taking this into account, we believe a Spurs move for the ‘coveted‘ top flight ace is surely a no-brainer with Steven Gerrard’s crucial asset having established himself as a pivotal figurehead in the Midlands.
According to WhoScored, only three Villa players have featured over more top-flight minutes than McGinn this season and the 27-year-old reins supreme over all of his teammates in terms of match rating per 90 (7.19) and tackles won on average (3.1).
Indeed, it’s little wonder former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell has called him ‘priceless’ and a ‘workhorse’ (Football Insider).
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