Manchester United are allegedly putting their summer transfer market plans together, with a possible transfer raid in the Premier League on the horizon.
The 20-time English champions have issues in midfield at this point, with the France international Paul Pogba coming towards the end of his deal this summer, while others such as Donny van de Beek, Scott McTominay, and Fred have failed to live up to expectations at the Theatre of Dreams.
According to the Telegraph, one player being considered by the Red devils is Aston Villa’s John McGinn, who could be a more realistic and cheaper alternative to another of their options, West Ham United’s Declan Rice.
The Scottish star has been a key player his side for some time now, with the player’s work rate and quality making him a vital part of their success, and it would not be surprising to see McGinn earn a move to a bigger side.
Ralf Rangnick’s side would do well to prise John away from at Villa Park if possible, with former Red Devil player Luke Chadwick, earlier this term, telling CaughtOffside that the transfer would have his approval.
“He’s got everything you’d be looking for. He’s a really good player, works his socks off, you can see the passion with which he plays. He’s got fantastic skills and looks like the sort of player who’d fit in in this United team,” he said.
“Then again, it’s such a different challenge playing for Man United than playing for Aston Villa – that’s not to say he couldn’t do it, but it’s easy to pick out the best players at lesser clubs and think they could do a job at a big six club.
“You look at some of the players at United now that haven’t always excelled, it does show it can be trickier than you’d imagine.
“Still, I think he’s a player who’d excite the crowd, and obviously he’s been recommended by Sir Alex Ferguson which isn’t bad! I think United fans would enjoy watching him play.”