As reported by outlets such as The BBC, Celtic have had a second bid rejected for Hibernian midfielder John McGinn this summer, again falling below the Edinburgh’s side valuation of the Scottish international.
Neil Lennon confirmed the second bid ahead of Hibs’ UEFA Europa League qualifier against NSI Runavik this evening.
The Daily Record say that Hibs value him at around £3m, with the Hoops’ latest offer closer to £2m.
Clearly he is a player wanted by Brendan Rodgers, but the club seem intent on eking out as much value from the deal as possible, as we’d expect. McGinn has less than a year year left on his contract, meaning Celtic are holding all the cards when it comes to any deal.
Some supporters though feel the club should now end the speculation and pay the price that the Easter Road outfit are looking for, believing that he could be a long-term successor to captain Scott Brown.
These fans took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the latest rejected bid…
We will say don't get him now, but when another club gets him, we'll be complaining that we didn't try hard enough.
Bite the bullet Celtic, pay the money. No more than £3m. He will end up being the long term successor for Brown.
— Ryan Berrick (@BerrickBhoyo) July 11, 2018
Yes.Good player,with battling qualities.Different from Ntcham and https://t.co/TiukIYvu0b will develop him into a Celtic mainstay.
— Celtic Symphony (@DM8883) July 11, 2018
We'll regret it if we don't get him
— Anton Plott (@AntonPlott) July 11, 2018
Def one for the future. No reason why he can't replace Broony when time comes a raw talent that can be polished over next couple seasons.
— Timmy Twelvetrees (@Craig_Whyte_CSC) July 11, 2018
No brainer! Will only improve! ????
— Peter Brown (@petebrown86) July 11, 2018
We don’t need him right now but he would be a brilliant signing, he will be developed even further with BR, how many players have Celtic let slip through.. 3m now and we could sell him ???? for double and more when the time comes, win win for Celtic
— Jay Thomson (@89_thomson) July 11, 2018
Good player & would only improve under Rodgers. Think he would be a great signing.
— Shaun Kean (@ShaunKean) July 11, 2018
Yes, there should be no debate in this, brown ain't lasting forever and look at how Rodgers develops players, take him in a heartbeat, should stop messing around and get him in
— Rydann (@Rydan86) July 11, 2018
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