John McGinn is fully concentrated on becoming his best self at Aston Villa under Steven Gerrard. There have been rumours that Manchester United are interested in securing the services of the Scottish international in the summer.
The Man United board has shown a lot of interest in the 27-year-old. They are trying to secure McGinn in the July window. The Telegraph claim that McGinn is on the club’s shortlist. They plan to improve their midfield and he is valued at around £40million.
The report also says that United are also looking at his leadership qualities. However, Villa is reluctant to sell one of their best players after selling Jack Grealish to Manchester City in the summer. The Villans don’t want to lose their best players two years in a row.
MCGINN TO UNITED?
Villa vice-captain McGinn is a big part of Steven Gerrard’s plans moving forward. The midfielder has three-and-a-half years left on his contract.
He has also recently insisted that he still has “a lot to learn” to better himself for Villa. The club looks to progress under Gerrard and has signed key players to be able to compete.
McGinn said on talkSPORT:
“What he [Gerrard] is, is a top class manager, very honest and very fair.
What we do have in common, we’ve obviously had very different paths in football, but what we both have in common is we both play, or played in midfield, and we both want to win.
So its an easy relationship from there, and I’m just trying to learn from him and Gary McAllister as well, two top midfielders, and trying to improve as a player.
I’ve still got a lot to learn and we’re working closely together to try and get the best for the club and for myself.”
While Manchester United’s pull is undeniable and it would be interesting to see whether McGinn decides for a change in scenery. The Red Devils have also been linked to other targets in midfield. It will be without doubt a busy summer window for them.
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