Manchester United are preparing to make a move for Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn, according to reports in the UK.
The Scottish international only joined the Midlands club from Hibernian for £4m last summer but the Villans have now slapped a £50m price tag on the playmaker.
The sizeable fee is mainly due to the fact that Villa are now owned by two billionaires, Wes Edens and Nassef Sawiris, who don’t need to sell in order to balance the books.
McGinn did have an excellent first season in English football, scoring seven goals and providing ten assists in 44 matches, but he has no experience of the Premier League.
United have, though, been looking for younger prospects who they can develop. At 24 years of age, McGinn is still young and would fit into that category.
However, most reports have suggested that the Red Devils would be targeting either Sporting Lisbon’s Bruno Fernandes or Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff.
Longstaff, in particular, would be a more economical choice than McGinn with the Magpies reportedly likely to sell for around £25m.