John McGinn has been a big success for Aston Villa since joining the Championship side from Hibernian last summer.

He has spearheaded a recent run of victories which has saw the club move into the play-off places in the Championship.

McGinn’s success could well lead to more players in the Scottish Premiership following his lead to move to England.

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McGinn had the chance to move to Celtic in the summer, but elected to move to Villa instead. You have to say it has paid off. He has been a regular for the Championship side, there is no guarantee that would have happened if he had moved to Glasgow.

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That could influence players who have a choice between moving to one of the ‘big two’ in Glasgow, or move to another club.

For example, Motherwell’s Jake Hastie has been linked with a move to Rangers on a pre-contract agreement.

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Before he makes the move to Ibrox, he should look at McGinn’s success, and consider if a move to Glasgow is the right thing to do.

Players moving from Scotland to England doesn’t always work out, but it has so far for McGinn. He won’t have many regrets about making the move, and it is one you might well see players copy sometime in the near future.


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