Former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie has told Football FanCast in an exclusive interview that John McGinn was a “steal” amid rumours that he could leave the Villans this summer.
According to West Ham insider ExWHUemployee (via Hammers News), Moyes is interested in the 26-year-old and could make a serious play for him once the transfer window opens.
McGinn joined Villa from Hibernian for just £2m back in 2018 and has played a big part in the club’s recent success, helping them win promotion to the Premier League.
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At that price, for Hendrie, his old side got an absolute bargain in the Scottish midfielder, who scored the opener in the Villans’ recent 2-1 defeat to Manchester City.
Speaking exclusively to FFC about McGinn, Hendrie said:
“You look at your top three players in the squad, John McGinn is in there. There’s no doubt about that. He’s been absolutely excellent and he was a steal when they brought him into the football club for such a small price, really.
“I think lots of managers would admire and take John McGinn into the football club because he’s got a great mentality, he’s got a great way of playing, his work ethic, everything about him. He is a very, very good player.”
McGinn is a player Dean Smith will not want to lose this summer, and with his contract running until 2025, Villa are in a strong position should West Ham actually come knocking.
Back home, the former Hibernian man is also highly rated, with Scotland and Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish a fan of the player.