Hibernian midfielder and Rangers target, John McGinn has currently found an escape from all the transfer speculations surrounding him in the continent of South America. The 23-year-old has represented his country for the international friendly against Peru, which the hosts won 2-0.
McGinn is set to enter his second season with the Cabbage, having appeared in 46 games last season. He scored 6 times and assisted a further 8. The Glasgow-born made history with two of his club teammates, Lewis Stevenson and Dylan McGeouch by starting for the Scotland team this week. The last time three players from Hibernian were in the starting lineup for the Tartan Army was back in 1956 in the 1-1 draw against England.
John McGinn has deserved the praises he has received from the fans and from other European outfits, all vying for his signature ahead of the 2018/19 campaign. Steven Gerrard wants to bolster the current Rangers squad by bringing in young athletic players of McGinn’s pedigree to place an improved challenge for the league title.
However, all that interest seem to have not much of an effect on the 23-year-old player. McGinn was quoted, “I am glad to be on the other side of the world at the moment if I am honest. I am aware of what’s going on and what’s being said.”
“The speculation is only there because I have been playing well. As a team, we have been different class but you must be doing something right when you see your name linked with all these clubs.”
It might not be too far-fetched to predict that the 23-year-old is seemingly happy with his current club and is just weathering the storm from a different corner of the planet. His disinterest is evident from his casual approach towards transfer proceedings.
Maybe Gerrard would be wise to start looking into alternative options in order to get things going for the Light Blues. Here are a few candidates he should consider.
Crystal Palace has not given him a single playing minute in the past season despite bringing him out on loan from Benfica. The Swede has over 100 appearances for his hometown club Malmo and should look to find an escape from either of the two sides.
22 years old and already a striking resemblance of a born leader within the Seattle Sounders team, Roldan has certainly been the one to catch the eyes of MLS fans. The 3-time USA international has been breaking massive strides in his 4th year with the Sounders and is capable of driving the team’s offence.
He has revealed that returning to Kilmarnock is certainly a possibility if he continues to get denied for a place in the Aston Villa starting lineup. Maybe Gerrard will be able to find him a better home at the Ibrox.