MCGINN & TONIC Man Utd prepare bid for Aston Villa’s 5ft 6in workaholic John McGinn who will cost stunning £50m

MANCHESTER UNITED are set to bid for John McGinn — but the Aston Villa star will cost £50million.


Posted Sunday, June 30, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk

MCGINN & TONIC Man Utd prepare bid for Aston Villa’s 5ft 6in workaholic John McGinn who will cost stunning £50m

United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants the all-action Scot to add the midfield dynamism he feels his side are lacking.

John McGinn is now a Man Utd target just weeks after helping Aston Villa win the Championship play-off finalCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd

The Old Trafford club have made background checks on McGinn ahead of their opening offer.

The 24-year-old has enjoyed a meteoric rise since moving to England for a bargain £2.75m from Hibs a year ago.

And Villa rate McGinn so highly they are plotting to tie him down to a new long-term contract.

He won players’ player and fans’ player of the season — ahead of Holte End hero Jack Grealish.

And the Scotland star scored in the play-off final win over Derby that clinched the club’s return to the Premier League.

It would now take a huge fee for Villa to sell McGinn, although United are clearly in the mood to spend after splashing out £50m on right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward explained their transfer strategy in an email sent just ten minutes before the club announced the Wan-Bissaka signing.

It read: “Despite the inflated nature of the transfer market, the recruitment team — in conjunction with the manager — are working calmly behind the scenes to bring in other exciting players that fit their long-term vision for the club.”

United have also been looking at Newcastle midfielder Sean Longstaff.

Sporting Lisbon ace Bruno Fernandes is in their sights but that deal may hinge on the future of unsettled Paul Pogba.

Villa have agreed to sign left-back Matt Targett from Southampton in a deal worth an initial £11.5m — but that fee could rise to £17m after potential add-ons.

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