It is believed that Hibernian playmaker John McGinn is a target for the club, according to the Birmingham Mail. However, it looks as though we will face stiff competition from Celtic for the 23-year-old.
The Scottish champions are said to have had an initial £1.5m offer rejected by Hibs but remain keen on securing a deal for the central midfielder.
We do have money to spend if our pursuit of Lewis Grabban is anything to go by. The 30-year-old is valued at £5m, and with Notts Forest believed to be the frontrunners, we could use that money set aside for the Bournemouth forward in a bid to tempt McGinn to reject Celtic and move south of the border.
I set up a poll to see what Birmingham fans’ views are on the prospect of bidding for the Scottish international. The vast majority would like Garry Monk to focus his attention on signing the midfielder:
I think it will be a tall order to persuade McGinn to reject Celtic if the Scottish club matches Hibernian’s valuation of the player. However, there is a possibility we could outbid them, considering the Hoops’ very low initial offer. What do you think? Is McGinn a realistic target?