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Manchester United look to bring Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn in summer

With Paul Pogba headed for an exit, the Scotland International is seen as an option to solidify the United midfield

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Scottish footballer John McGinn in October 2019, during the 2020 UEFA European Championship qualifying match between Scotland and Russia in Moscow.

Scottish footballer John McGinn in October 2019, during the 2020 UEFA European Championship qualifying match between Scotland and Russia in Moscow.

Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn is the latest addition to Man United’s shortlist as a potential candidate to address their midfield woes.  

 

According to a report from Telegraph, United are lining up potential transfer deals for summer as they look to appoint a new permanent manager to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.  

 

The report also suggests that the Scotsman is regarded highly by the United hierarchy. United’s technical director and former midfielder Darren Fletcher and legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson seem to admire their fellow compatriot and would be happy to have him on their side.

The 27-year-old will have just two years left on his contract come summer, and while he’s still deemed a part and parcel of Villa’s plans, this would be the ideal summer for them to get a decent value for the player, should he choose to move on.

 

United’s midfield situation is far from sorted with Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata all headed for an exit, leaving the Red Devils with Matic, McTominay, Fred and out of favour Van de Beek as only viable options in the middle of the park.

 

Upgrading the midfield has been United’s top agenda and they’ve been linked with many young talents including Englishmen Jude Bellingham and Declan Rice. 

 

Aston Villa are also targeting Brighton midfielder Yves Bissouma, and McGinn’s future could hinge on whether they can reach an agreement with the Seagulls for the Malian.

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