Sport Hibs reject Celtic's £2m offer for John McGinn

15:56  11 july  2018
15:56  11 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Celtic have bid rejected for Hibs' John McGinn

  Celtic have bid rejected for Hibs' John McGinn Celtic have had a bid rejected by Hibernian for midfielder John McGinn. As revealed by Sky Sports, Celtic’s rumoured interest in McGinn now seems to be true as they aim to bring the Scot to Parkhead with just one year left on his current deal at Hibs. The 23-year-old showed the Celtic support his clear talent when he rattled in a brace at Celtic Park in a 2-2 draw last season. Hibs’ Chief Executive Leeanne Dempster previously admitted that it would be hard for the Edinburgh side to turn down a big money offer for McGinn who has made a total of 100 appearances since joining from St. Mirren in 2015. Despite their first approach being knocked back, it seems Celtic and Brendan Rodgers will be keen to add the aggressive and energetic McGinn to their ranks as a possible replacement for Stuart Armstrong who departed for Southampton last week.

Hibs rejected three offers from EFL Championship club Nottingham Forest for McGinn during August 2017.[10][13] McGinn scored both of the Hibs goals in a 2–2 draw at Celtic on 30 September,[14] and the first goal ^ "Kris Boyd, John McGinn & Celtic ' s Scott Brown & James Forrest up for PFA award".

Celtic are looking to land Hibs star John McGinn as a replacement for Stuart Armstrong who joined Premier League side Southampton. McGinn , 23, fits the bill and Celtic now need to decide if they will return with a higher offer . Kenny Ramsay - The Sun Glasgow.

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Hibernian have rejected a second bid from Celtic for midfielder John McGinn, according to Sky Sports.

Celtic had an initial offer of around £1.5m for the 23-year-old rejected by Hibs a last week and now they’ve seen a second bid worth £2m knocked back too.

Hibs are keen to keep hold of McGinn and will only sell him if the price is right and it looks like they want more than the £2m on offer from the Scottish champions.

Despite Celtic’s interest in him, the Edinburgh-based club expect McGinn to play in their Europa League qualifier against Faroese side NSI Runavik on Thursday evening and as it stands, they have no intention of letting him leave.

However, the midfielder is about to enter the final year of his contract at Easter Road and with no sign of him putting pen to paper on an extension, Hibs might be forced to let McGinn move this summer so they can get a reasonable fee for him.

Neil Lennon criticises Scott Brown's comments regarding John McGinn .
As the transfer saga regarding John McGinn’s possible move to Celtic from Hibernian continues to play out, Neil Lennon has told Celtic skipper Scott Brown that he was wrong to discuss McGinn’s potential move to Parkhead as he is still a Hibs player. As reported by The Daily Record, Brown had answered questions about a possible deal and he spoke about wanting his former international teammate to join him at Celtic Park, but Lennon described Brown’s comments as “premature and unwelcome”. McGinn is reportedly valued at £4 million by his club and Celtic have already had two offers rejected this week, both were said to be under £2 million. Hibs have a game tonight, one which McGinn will likely feature in and Lennon was not happy that the captain of his former side spoke in public about his mideiedler as it causes more distractions for each party invovled.

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