Manchester United are reportedly set to bid for Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn, with the newly promoted side wanting £50 million for the midfielder.
According to The Sun Sport, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is interested in the Scot to add some much-needed dynamism and creativity to his midfield.
McGinn joined Villa a year ago from Hibernian but has proven to be a fantastic addition to their side helping Dean Smith’s men achieve promotion to the Premier League with his goals, assists and work rate from midfield.
The 24-year old’s performances last season earned him the players’ player and fans’ player of the season at Villa as well as a spot in the Championship team of the season.
The report also outlines that Villa rate McGinn extremely highly and are hoping to tie him down to a long term contract with £50 million the figure needed to pry him away from the club.
United have reportedly completed background checks on McGinn ahead of their opening bid.
A move for McGinn could still be in the very early stages but should he arrive at Old Trafford he would be the third signing in what’s already been a busy first summer in charge for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Earlier this month they completed the signing of promising Welsh winger Daniel James from Swansea for £15 million while they finally wrapped up a deal for Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka on Saturday for a fee of £50 million.
The Sun report that United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward explained their transfer strategy in an email sent just ten minutes before the club announced the Wan-Bissaka signing.
It read: “Despite the inflated nature of the transfer market, the recruitment team — in conjunction with the manager — are working calmly behind the scenes to bring in other exciting players that fit their long-term vision for the club.”