Manchester United are yet to add a new midfielder to their ranks this summer, despite the fact that over the last six months, they’ve lost both Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera.
The 20-time Premier League champions have been linked with a whole host of names. Today, though, a new name has been thrown into the mix.
According to The Sun in an exclusive, Manchester United are ‘set to bid’ for Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn.
Apparently, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to add the ‘all-action Scot’ into his midfield as he believes he’ll bring a ‘dynamism’ to the table, while background checks have already been made ahead of an opening offer.
Despite the fact that he moved to Villa Park from Hibernian just a year ago for £2.5million, the newly-promoted Villa aren’t willing to let McGinn go cheaply as they’re set to demand £50million.
This is an interesting rumour. McGinn has had an excellent twelve months with Villa but it is yet to be seen whether he can make just as big of an impact in the Premier League. At £50million, that’d be an expensive gamble to take.
Another concern I have is the fact that McGinn is 5’6. In that combative midfield role he’s going to struggle to compete, particularly in aerial duels.
Personally, I’d like United to look elsewhere this summer, but keep monitoring McGinn’s progress over the next twelve months and see how he gets on…