Report: Leicester City eyeing summer swoop for £3m Aston Villa ace

John McGinn

Leicester City are eyeing a summer move for Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn, according to a report from the Mirror.

The East Midlands club’s new boss Brendan Rodgers knows of the 24-year-old’s ability, having come up against him during his time as Celtic manager when the midfielder played for Hibernian.

And now the Mirror claims that Rodgers wants to sign him for the Foxes in the summer, having tried to lure him to Parkhead last year, before he eventually joined Villa in a deal believed to be worth £3 million.

The Scotland international started his career as a youth player with St Mirren playing for the club’s Ralston Academy, before breaking into the first-team squad during the pre-season of the 2012/13, and he went on to notch up 98 appearances in all competitions.

McGinn, however, left St. Mirren to join Hibernian in 2015 and became an integral member of the side.

The 24-year-old was part of team that won the 2015–16 Scottish Cup, and helped them secure promotion to the Scottish Premiership in the following season.

Since joining Villa, he has impressed for the Championship side, and it now seems that he could be handed an opportunity to prove himself in the Premier League.

Aston Villa fans would surely want their club to keep hold of McGinn, however, although if the west Midlands outfit receive a substantial offer for his services this summer, they might just find it hard to reject Leicester’s advances.

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Author: chris darwen