Date: 4th July 2018 at 12:30pm
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Hibernian midfielder John McGinn is believed to be a “genuine target” for the club according to the Birmingham Mail journalist Brian Dick.

Celtic are said to be leading the chase at the moment. The Scottish Daily Mail say a £1.5m bid was rejected by Hibs from the Scottish champions but the Daily Record say a second offer is being lined up.

With Garry Monk already having signed Kristian Pedersen for £2.2m, it seems fair to suggest that we do have the resources to compete with the Hoops for McGinn.

Of course, the Scottish side can offer Champions League football, but there are no guarantees the 23-year-old will be a regular first-team player at Parkhead.

After scoring six goals and providing eight assists in 43 matches for Hibernian last campaign in a central midfield role, he would perfectly fit into the 4-4-2 system that Garry Monk likes to use.

If we do have the funds, I think we could still have a chance of beating Celtic to the punch here. The Scottish Daily Mail believe Hibs have set a £5m asking price on the Scottish international, and while that would likely be too much, we could certainly improve on the £1.5m that has been offered so far by Brendan Rodgers’ side.

What do you think? Should we break the bank to sign McGinn? Let me know in the poll.

 

8 Replies to “Should Birmingham Go All Out To Sign £5m Scottish International? Have Your Say”

  • Previously we have taken players from the scottish prem (Shinnie) who had a great record for inverness. However they never quite live up their reputation. Therefore personally I would much prefer to spend that money on a proven championship player.

    • Idiot son, his a class above Shinnie. Ill ban you from going to the blues again with silly comments like that.

  • Would imagine the injury to Davis has changed Monk’s thinking. Need a couple of seasoned midfielders now.

  • McGinn has skills our senior midfielders do not possess including the ability to play long accurate passes.
    He would enhance our midfield options.

  • McGinn is a quality footballer , an internationalist, and apart from his midfield skills, is as tough as teak.

    Capable of playing at a much, much higher level than the SPL.

    A season in the Championship and EPL teams will be knocking on the door.

  • The lad is class he can pick up ass he plays short passes through balls things attackers into play. A bit like shiny but we far more quality I say go get him 5 ml Steel.

  • He’s a fantastic player and still developing – much much better than Shinnie. Most fouled player in the SPL and he just gets up and keeps going. Great range of passing, strong, getting goals in his game, international experience ( including being man of the match in his first game up against Erikson and Denmark) – would be an absolute steal at £5m with the market as it is today

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