Aston Villa and Scotland star John McGinn has been quoted at £50 million in recent times – a fee which could net Hibs and St Mirren millions if it goes through.

The midfielder recently hit double figures for Scotland and is on the cusp of completing his second season in the English Premier League with Aston Villa. He joined the then-Championship club from Hibs in 2018.

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Thriving in the Premier League. (Photo by Alex Dodd – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Currently under contract at Aston Villa until 2025 and five points off the top six, Dean Smith’s side are in no need to sell one of their key assets. But his performances have been watched, Manchester United linked with a £50 million move at one stage in 2019.

It’s likely that a figure such as this in the modern transfer market would be needed to take McGinn away from Aston Villa. Hibs have already pocketed £2.8 million from McGinn’s initial move south while St Mirren – where the Scotland ace started his career – also profited from his 2018 switch.

Both could be set for millions if McGinn does move on from Aston Villa. Hibs’ finance chief Chris Gaunt has confirmed at the club’s AGM the percentage sell-on fees from any potential move for the midfielder, Hibs due 15% of the overall price and St Mirren set to take 30% of the Easter Road side’s cash.

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Potential windfall for the Buddies and the Hibees if McGinn was ever to leave Aston Villa in the near future. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP via Getty Images)

It represents sizeable income for both. If McGinn was sold for the quoted £50 million figure that appeared in 2019, Hibs would receive £7.5 million, £2.25 million of which would head to St Mirren in huge financial boost for both Scottish Premiership clubs.

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