Manchester United have earmarked Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn as a potential summer signing.
The team expects to get transfer transactions completed before the arrival of a new manager.
Although interim boss Ralf Rangnick is currently in charge until the end of the season.
The United hierarchy are also in the process of trying to find Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s long-term successor.
With several Manchester United players facing uncertain futures.
Improving the midfield area is viewed as a priority heading into the summer.
And according to the, McGinn has emerged as one of the options under consideration.
With Paul Pogba unlikely to sign a new deal.
Nemanja Matic was unable to cover the ground as quickly as in previous years and Donny van de Beek’s time at Old Trafford,
Continuing to mystify, United have to resolve their midfield woes.
Darren Fletcher also admires John McGinn.
who took up the role of technical director at Old Trafford in March last year.
However, come the summer, the 27-year-old will have two years to run on his contract.
The value of John McGinn is around £40m, and Villa will try to cash in on his services.
But as Villa showed last summer with their former captain Jack Grealish, they will not budge from their asking price.
His emergence as a dressing-room leader in the Villa team, and with his national side.
alongside Scott McTominay, has “caught the eye” of Fletcher.
And Sir Alex Ferguson, Who has long been an admirer of the former Hibernian man.
McGinn’s all-action midfield attributes and leadership qualities appeal to a United side that is seemingly lacking natural leaders.
John McGinn stats:
McGinn has been involved in five Premier League goals (three goals, two assists) for Aston Villa so far this season.
In the United side, only Bruno Fernandes (10) and Cristiano Ronaldo (11) have been involved in more than the Scotsman.
McGinn is also averaging the same number of tackles per game (2.7), in the Premier League, as Fred.
Villa’s number seven would certainly bring some added steel, quality and energy to a disjointed United side.
United will have a host of targets on their midfield radar and time will tell on how far up that desired ladder John McGinn is.
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