According to the Sun, Manchester United are preparing a bid for ex-St Mirren, Hibs and current Aston Villa hero John McGinn, which could cost them a staggering £50 million.

They claim Villa want to tie the ex-Hibs man to a long term deal, but United have reportedly started their background checks on him.

McGinn is reportedly a target for the Red Devils. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

It’d be a terrific move for McGinn who could not have dreamed of such success when he was at Hibs only a couple of seasons ago. He’s a terrific player who’d be well deserving of another big move.

Longstaff and McGinn could dispel SPFL myths at Manchester United

There’s another ex-SPFL midfielder linked with the Red Devils too. Ex-Kilmarnock loan star Sean Longstaff is reportedly wanted by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men according to the Daily Mail.

They claim United will table a £15 million bid for the ex-Killie midfielder soon. If reports are to be believed, that’s a £65 million ex-SPFL partnership in the heart of the Old Trafford midfield.

Longstaff is also reportedly wanted by United. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

But the SPFL is a ‘tinpot’ league? How can this be, that players who only a few years ago would have been deemed playing at National League level according to some are potential United signings?

That’s because, shock horror, the Scottish Premiership is actually a very good league. The amount of talent to have developed their skills in Scotland before going on to great things grows as the seasons wear on.

Longstaff got one of his first senior opportunities at Rugby Park which helped him endlessly. McGinn learned everything he knows in the St Mirren academy, allowing him to become an international midfielder.

McGinn is a St Mirren academy graduate, whilst also becoming a Hibs hero. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Both are great players who will reach the very top. If they go on to sign for the Red Devils, it’ll help dispel myths about the standard of Scottish football. It may even attract more promising stars to the league.

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