Celtic are running away with the Ladbrokes Premiership title in what has been a thoroughly one horse race without any shadow. With 83 points from 29 outings in the Scottish top flight, Brendan Rodgers has stamped his authority and created a side which can give nightmares to any side on domestic soil. However, it is the ability to maintain similar consistency next season around as well which will be vital and Rodgers would be keen to do some shrewd deals in the summer transfer window.
One of the players he must look at is Hibernian’s versatile midfielder, John McGinn, who can play at the centre of the pack, from the attacking midfield slot as well as on the left wing. When the January transfer window was up and running, the former Liverpool gaffer had expressed his fondness for McGinn owing to the calibre he possesses and should look forward to luring him to the Celtic Park prior to the start of next campaign.
The 22-year-old is one of the brightest starlets to have emerged from Scotland’s football setup. He is strong, very ambitious whilst going forward and carves plenty of openings for his teammates. Further, he toils throughout the pitch in a relentless manner and has a spectacular passing precision.
As a midfielder, he has defensive duties to cater to and he does that in a sheer professional manner. Frankly speaking, he might not be deemed as a complete footballer at the moment, but he is well on course to becoming one.
He launches himself into making perfectly timed tackles, cushions the backline, hardly puts a foot wrong and possesses a very sound knowledge of the game which is quite refreshing, considering his age. By plying his trade for St. Mirren and Hibernian, he has decent experience as well which implies that he doesn’t need to acclimatise himself with how scenarios fork out in the country and would be an ideal addition to the Bhoys’ squad.
The Celts shouldn’t be complacent with existing state of affairs. McGinn has already bagged 3 goals this season in the Premiership and should be looking forward to be employed by a club of a higher stature than Hibs. He already has accumulated international experience with Scotland and his credit ratings make perfect sense.
His contract expires in the summer of 2019 but emphasising on the perception that he does fit Celtic’s bill quite well, Rodgers must pounce on this opportunity and try to make him put pen to paper in the summer.
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